WhatsApp users on Android have finally started receiving an update that adds much-awaited new emojis to the app. WhatsApp for Android version 2.12.441 is gradually being made available to download via Google Play, adding a number of emojis with new facial expressions as well as new characters.
Some of the new emojis introduced with the latest app version include spider, unicorn, popcorn box, champagne bottle, racing cars, medals, and volleyball among others. The new update also adds a new detective emoji to the facial expression tab. Previously, WhatsApp for Android included only five tabs for emojis apart from a recently used tab. In the latest version there are eight tabs with new sports, flag, bulb, and a separate beverage tabs.
WhatsApp recently introduced a new update which increases the number of people one can have in a group chat. The new update allows for 256 members, which was limited to 100 prior to the update. The company also announced that WhatsApp now has 1 billion monthly users and that 42 billion messages are sent on it each day.