A message encouraging users to download a fake update called WhatsApp Gold has been doing the rounds since 2016.
The latest message has sent users into a panic about what they should do if they receive the link.
WhatsApp previously confirmed that WhatsApp Gold was a hoax, stating that "Plus have no relationship with WhatsApp and we do not support WhatsApp Plus."
Why is the scare message circulating again?
WhatsApp Gold first hit headlines in 2016 when users started receiving messages about it.
The original version sent users a message reading: “Hey Finally Secret WhatsApp golden version has been leaked, This version is used only by big celebrities. Now we can use it too.”
Past hoaxes have included promises of free flights and messages designed to fool people into thinking their phone number was about to be changed.
In August 2018, security researchers at Checkpoint found vulnerabilities in WhatsApp that allowed hackers to intercept and edit someone’s messages in a group chat.