WhatsApp has decided to give its many users another gift which was indeed much-awaited. The popular Facebook-owned instant messaging service app, after having increased the number of group members from 100 to 256, and having cancelled the subscription fee, now is gradually releasing a new Android version which contains tons of new emojis.
In fact, the new WhatsApp version 2.12.441 for Android users finally adds an updated emoji set. The newly reorganized emoji panel brings new symbols like the champagne bottle or the upside down face and even a new detective emoji. And, obviously, you will find the middle finger emoji too. Not to mention the symbol which we expect will be very used for Valentine’s: the new “heart exclamation mark” emoji.
But the update consists not only in new symbols, since also the tabs have been reorganized and as a result now you can find your favourite symbols more easily. Maybe you remember that the same update has already reached iOS users since iOS 9.1, and now, thanks to the support from Unicode 7 and 8, it has been possible to bring the same improvement to the Android platform.
It is still difficult to download this last update of WhatsApp for Android from the Google Play Store, so you need to be patient and wait another couple of days. But if you can’t wait to use this latest version of WhatsApp for Android you can always head to Android Police and download the APK file.
In fact, at the moment there is a little bit of confusion in the Google Play Store and you may be misleaded. That’s because on the Google Play Store you can already find the 2.12.449 version of WhatsApp for Android, but it still does not have the new emojis. That’s why we are suggesting you to get the 2.12.441 APK version. But we are sure that this nice and much-awaited update will be added soon, probably with a new version number, to the Play Store.