This year has seen WhatsApp ramp up its app and the features it currently offers users on its platforms – from adding multi-device support, launching view once feature for media and beginning work on independent cloud backups among others.
The latest update is seeing WhatsApp roll out the new Android emojis announced early this year. The updated emoji library is set to come with Android 12 when it is publicly launched later this year.
The new emojis add up to the over 3000 emojis WhatsApp already has.
Most noteworthy emojis include but are not limited to:
- face with spiral eyes, face exhaling, face in clouds
- new heart emojis – heart on fire and bandaged heart
- woman beard emoji and gender specific man beard – both support the five skin tone modifier options
- updated syringe emoji
- hundred of more diverse(inter-racial) couples – couple with heart, couple with heart: woman, woman, couple with heart: man, man, couple with heart: woman, man,
- kiss emoji with new standard and non-standard options
The new emojis are set to make the platform more diverse and gender-inclusive for its users when messaging each other.
The new emoji update is rolling out to beta testers first and then later on to everyone on the app.
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