What­sApp is Soon Get­ting New Set of Emo­jis on Android


WhatsApp has now started rolling out its own set of emojis in the latest beta update for its app — version 2.17.364. People signed into WhatsApp’s beta program will now see a new set of emojis after updating their app to the latest version.


While reports hold that these emojis bear a close resemblance to emojis on iOS, these are still in the beta stage and might differ when rolled out in the stable built.

Emojis on WhatsApp has evolved over a period of time, with the app giving them a dedicated emoji keyboard integrated with a search option to find emojis.

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Following the last update involving emojis, users can now simply write the emoji’s name such as ‘beer’ ‘dog’ ‘cat’ and more and the emoji will appear in the suggestions.

WhatsApp is one of the largest online messaging platforms with more than 1.3 billion monthly users, and over time, emojis have become an integral part of the communication experience on the service.

Last month, WhatsApp was also found to be testing its Storage usage management feature on WhatsApp in the beta version of the app. The feature is available to iOS users for some time now.

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Using the storage usage feature, users will now be able to view the amount of storage used by conversations with each of their contacts individually, including text messages and any form of media.

Earlier, users could only delete entire conversations along with the media files but now they will be able to delete each of these separately. Per se, you wish to delete the text conversation but wish to keep the media or vice-versa — that’s possible now.

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