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Empty characters

Empty characters, blank characters, invisible characters and whitespace characters. They look like a space, but are in fact a different (unicode) character. They can be used if you want to represent an empty space without using space. Let's say you want to use an empty value in a website or application, but spaces are not accepted. For this situation you can use one of the characters on this site. For example, sending an empty message, or setting a form value to blank. If the application filters out other unicode characters then the characters on this site might not work.

Sending an empty message in WhatsApp

WhatsApp does not allow to send a blank messages using spaces. To work around this problem, you can use the blank character on this page. It is seen as a character different than space, but it looks the same. You can 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 empty 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 empty 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 empty 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.

Unicode HTML Description Example
U+0020 &#32 Space [ ]
U+00A0 &#160 No-Break Space [ ]
U+2000 &#8192 En Quad [ ]
U+2001 &#8193 Em Quad []
U+2002 &#8194 En Space []
U+2003 &#8195 Em Space []
U+2004 &#8196 Three-Per-Em Space []
U+2005 &#8197 Four-Per-Em Space []
U+2006 &#8198 Six-Per-Em Space []
U+2007 &#8199 Figure Space []
U+2008 &#8200 Punctuation Space []
U+2009 &#8201 Thin Space []
U+200A &#8202 Hair Space []
U+2028 &#8232 Line Separator []
U+205F &#8287 Medium Mathematical Space []
U+3000 &#12288 Ideographic Space [ ]

More information

Check out the Wikipedia page about whitespace characters.

If you are looking for more information about Unicode empty characters, check out this page.

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