WhatsApp Gets New Emojis: Unicode Consortium’s Emoji 13.1 is Now Live

WhatsApp New Emojis

With an ever-growing active user base, WhatsApp is the world’s favorite chatting app. The reason why WhatsApp’s popularity keeps growing is because the developers are always looking for new ways to improve the app’s performance. We are not talking only about “under the hood” tweaks and bug fixes. We are also talking about cool features and a brand-new list of emojis that will be introduced during the upcoming months.

New WhatsApp Emojis

WhatsApp makes it super easy for users to express themselves when chatting with their loved ones by using GIFs and emojis. If you are a big fan of emojis, we have some great news to share with you. The latest 2.21.16.10 beta update for WhatsApp is introducing support for the Unicode Emoji 13.1 patch. This means that a new list of awesome emojis will be available to use soon.

WhatsApp Beta Update

As previously noted, the new emojis are currently available only to WhatsApp users. The upcoming update will introduce a bundle of software improvements and the developers need to make sure that they are running as intended before releasing the update to the public.

If you are not enrolled in the beta program but would like to be among the first ones to get access to all the latest updates, you should be pleased to know that the developers of the app are allowing everyone who uses an Android-powered smartphone and is willing to provide feedback to join the WhatsApp beta program.

The APK Alternative

Before signing off, we want to mention that there is an alternative way to access the new emojis that WhatsApp’s latest update introduces. The update can also be sideloaded manually in the form of APK (Android Package Kit). This way, you can avoid joining the beta program altogether.