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WhatsApp soon with its own emojis: these are the differences

Whether in the Android, iOS app or the desktop version: WhatsApp has so far relied on Apple for emojis. Now, however, the messenger service has designed its own smileys and co. The beta version of the communication application for Android devices offers a first foretaste of the new symbols.

Emojis have become an indispensable part of online communication. When chatting with friends, colleagues or relatives, you will certainly send a smiley face, a heart or another of the numerous symbols one or the other time. With WhatsApp you have so far used the colorful arsenal of symbols that Apple designed and also uses for its own applications. However, that should change in the future.

As Emojipedia reports, WhatsApp has now designed its own emoticons. For the first time, the little pictures appeared in the new beta version of the WhatsApp application for Android. However, if you think WhatsApp has reinvented the wheel, we have to disappoint you. Because even at first glance it becomes clear that the provider has clearly oriented itself towards Apple when designing its emojis.

WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.364: new design for emojis! (?)

- WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) October 2, 2017

40 new emojis for WhatsApp

Small differences can only be seen on closer inspection. For example, the water pistol icon in WhatsApp is orange instead of green. WhatsApp has also given the Emoji frying pan a second fried egg, while the heart eyes of the corresponding smiley have grown quite a bit. Much more exciting than these marginal changes, however, should be the around 40 new emojis that WhatsApp will include. In addition to vampires, in the future you can also send zombies, witches, a dinosaur or even a coconut to your friends and acquaintances.

WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.364 already supports new emojis, but they'll be visible in the WA keyboard in a future update.

- WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) October 2, 2017

When the revised and new emojis will also be available in the regular WhatsApp version and across platforms has not yet been determined. Of course we will keep you up to date.

And how do you feel about the new emojis on WhatsApp? Are you looking forward to the fresh symbols or do you prefer to write your messages in text form anyway? Feel free to write us your opinion in the comments.