If you have an Android device, you might be interested in knowing that WhatsApp just released a beta that gives you a ton of new emojis. The new emojis in the WhatsApp beta version 2.17.44 allow you to have all of the Android 7.1 emojis even if you do not Android Nougat.
WhatsApp Beta Update for Android Brings New Emojis
You can now get a ton of new emojis on the WhatsApp beta update for Android. This new beta update will give you all of the new emojis that are found on Android 7.1 Nougat, but you do not need to have updated to Android Nougat in order to get these emojis on WhatsApp. The new beta version is 2.17.44 and you will notice that the new emojis are all a part of Unicode 9.0.
You might remember that in 2016 WhatsApp released new emojis for both iOS and Android devices. The issue was that Unicode 9.0 emojis were not released on Android until Android 7.1, so people did not have access to these new emojis with the previous WhatsApp emoji update last year. Now, WhatsApp has decided to make all of the new emojis in Unicode 9.0, which allows users of all types of Android devices to get the cool new emojis. There are various objects and emoticons in the newest WhatsApp beta update. Some of them include a girl and a boy facepalming, a shrug, a clown, an avocado, and even professional emojis.
WhatsApp latest update package v 2.17.44, comes with added support for new Unicode 9 emoji, earlier available to only Android Nougat 7.1 users. The latest update is currently available to Android beta users only. The new emoji featured in the update is expected to be rolled out for all Android users globally soon, irrespective of it the device runs on Android Nougat 7.1 or not.
Unicode 9.0 emoji packaged in latest Whatsapp version includes emoticons for selfie, pregnant woman, father with two kids, rainbow flag, mother with son and many more. Emoji’s being one of the most influential and important ways of expressing holds a lot of importance in recent times. Thus taking gender diversity in consideration, the latest emoji in the update also includes female detective, athlete, weight lifter, swimmer, surfer along with other interesting emoji such as ROFL, drooling face and clown face.
Since, the new emoji is available only to the beta users and here is how you can sign up to get early access to latest updates on WhatsApp messenger app. To become a beta user, go to Play Store and check WhatsApp listing. On the app listing page, scroll down to the bottom to ‘Become a beta tester’ option and tap to sign up as beta tester. After wards, exit the play store and check the Whatsapp listing page in the Play Store later and download the beta version 2.17.44.