Home backslash being add to url of array after json_encode
 Actually I am using php codeigniter as a server side language.So when I am try to send the array to android application using json_encode the unwanted backslash being added every time in the user_image url only but the other data of array remain unchanged. here is my php codeigniter controller code. class Groups extends CI_Controller { public function groupmember() { $this->load->model("Groups_Model");$data['memberlist']=$this->Groups_Model->groupmemberlist($this->input->post('user_id')); //die(print_r($data)); if($data!=null) echo json_encode($data,JSON_UNESCAPED_SLASHES); } }  here is my php codeigniter model code. class Groups_Model extends CI_Model { public function groupmemberlist($session_id) { $this->load->database();$this->db->select("*"); $this->db->from("circle");$where = "sender_id='".$session_id." AND request_status=1 ' OR receiver_id='".$session_id."' AND request_status=1"; $this->db->where($where); $query =$this->db->get(); foreach($query->result_array() as$row) { if($row['sender_id']==$session_id) { $data[]=$this->friendlist($row['receiver_id']); } else {$data[]=$this->friendlist($row['sender_id']); } } if(!empty($data)) return$data; } function friendlist($userid) {$this->load->database(); $this->db->select('*');$this->db->from('users'); $this->db->where('auth_id',$userid); $query=$this->db->get(); return \$query->result_array(); } }  this is how I am getting the response in android. [ [{ "user_id": "7", "auth_id": "109236658041750871608", "full_name": "Abdullah Khaled", "email_id": "abdullahkhaled604@gmail.com", "image_url": "https:\/\/lh5.googleusercontent.com\/-G9ZMVsph4no\/AAAAAAAAAAI\/AAAAAAAAAAA\/ACSILjX8pu4sXdCmwpUrFTgcRjXT4iwD-w\/s96-c\/photo.jpg" }] ]  and after getting this response activity get closed. I have also tried in android side to replace the backslash but it not worked for me. below code i have tried to replace the backslash in android. String myUrl = json_date.getString("image_url"); //myUrl = myUrl.replaceAll("\\\\", "");  I get stucked in from two days so please help. thanks in advance.