Everyone is obsessed with emojis. Even Google has announced that the next OTA for Nexus devices will bring in some new Emojis. And now WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in the world, has added a ton of new emojis in its latest update. WhatsApp had already rolled out these new emojis to their iOS and web clients. Now it’s finally making its way on over to the Android app in version 2.12.372, which you can download below and sideload onto your device.
Some of the new emojis include new facial expressions. Including hugs, upside down smiles, rolling eyes, and so much more. There is also some new family emojis as well as some LGBT emojis, to keep everyone happy. Others included in the update are a turkey, a shamrock, an unicorn, a spider, a popcorn box, a popped champagne bottle, a taco, a burrito, racing cars, medals, ice skating, volleyball and more. There are a few new tabs included as well, which make the tabs at the top look a bit bunched together. Like one for food as well as sports/activities. There are tons of new ones included here in this update, and many we’ve probably missed a few as well. But there are plenty to keep users happy, at least for a good little while.
To use these new emojis you will need to be on the latest version of the app, which is 2.12.372, and you will need the person you are sending messages to on WhatsApp to also be on that version, otherwise these new emojis will be just white boxes. Like how Android showed emojis back in the day, basically. There’s not much else added in this update to WhatsApp unfortunately, just an emoji update. But that should keep everyone happy. You can install the new version using the link below. Just make sure you go into Settings > Security and check Unknown Sources. Now this will replace your existing WhatsApp install on your device. So it’ll be a good idea to back it up, just in case something strange does happen, however that is very rare.
Download: WhatsApp v2.12.372