Source of the Blank characters

Blank characters

Blank characters, empty characters, invisible characters and whitespace characters. they appear sort of a space, but are actually a special (unicode) character. they will be used if you would like to represent an blank or empty space without using space. for instance you would like to use an empty value during a website or application, but spaces aren't accepted. For this example you'll use one among the characters on this site. for instance, sending an empty message, or setting a form value to blank. If the appliance filters out other unicode characters then the characters on this site won't work.

Sending an empty message in WhatsApp

WhatsApp doesn't allow to send a empty messages using spaces. To figure around this problem, you'll use the blank character on this page. it's seen as a personality different than space, but it's an equivalent. you'll use it to send a invisible message, or set your WhatsApp status to empty.

Screenshot of a message with an empty character in WhatsApp

Method 1 - Copy with a button

Click the button below to copy an blank character to your clipboard.

If this doesn't work on your device, use method 2.

Copy to clipboard

Method 2 - Copy manually

If the first method does not work for you, try this method. You can test if it works below.

Select and copy the content of the blue-bordered textarea below.

You can use the Select button under the textarea, and then copy the selected text manually.

Select Text

Test it

Paste the blank character in the textarea below to test it. If it works, then the grey text should disappear.

Unicode empty characters

Are you looking for other blank or invisible characters? Below is a list of different whitespace unicode characters. Select and copy them from between the blue brackets in the example column.

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