WhatsApp has finally begun rolling out a new set of emojis for Android users in its latest version, which is now live on the Google Play Store. The emoticons have been stuck in the beta phase of testing for the past 2 months and only started hitting widespread availability a few days ago.
These new emojis were first seen in iOS devices back in October. It was later sent out in the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update a few months after that. A lot of people still don’t have access to Google’s newest OS, though, so the new version of WhatsApp will be a welcome addition to Android consumers itching to use some new emoticons in their texting.
They’ll be spoilt for choice, with some of the new additions in version 2.12.441 of WhatsApp being a unicorn, middle-finger, taco, upside-down smiley face, popcorn, robot and turkey. All the emojis have been placed in a reorganized layout with more tabs than before. Some of the changes include shifting hearts to symbols instead of people and a tab dedicated to flags.
WhatsApp recently announced that it would be subscription-free forever and had crossed the 1 billion active user base milestone. The application may be in for some big changes in the future. A leak which took place a few weeks ago had alleged that it would start offering its patrons the option to share their information with Facebook.
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As per Android Police, WhatsApp version 2.12.441 is being sent to users slowly with only a few individuals having gotten it so far. Users can download the app via the Google Play Store or manually obtain the latest version of the tool through APK Mirror.