Having WhatsApp has become an “obligation” for Indonesian people. The application is also a medium of personal and business communication. This time, to make the chatting experience even more exciting, WhatsApp will soon be adding a collection of new emojis.
WhatsApp will have 21 new emojis. According to the WaBetaInfo report, the new emoji will be present in update version 126.96.36.199.
“After releasing the WhatsApp beta update for Android 188.8.131.52 on the Play Store, we found that WhatsApp is working on 21 new emojis to be released in a future app update,” wrote WaBetaInfo, quoted Wednesday (7/12/2022).
In addition to the 21 new emojis, WaBetaInfo also redesigned 8 emojis. This new version is already available in the beta version of WhatsApp.
However, WaBetaInfo notes that the change in emoji is not very clear.
“In reality, you might not notice it because the changes are not very obvious [except for the Pleading Face and Face Holding Back Tears] but thanks to the screenshots, you can find out which emoji were redesigned,” explains WaBetaInfo.
According to WaBetaInfo, both 8 redesigned emojis and 21 new emojis are planned to be released to all beta testers in a few days.
Previously, WhatsApp also introduced a new feature to accommodate more users in one group. The community comes with some users that can be in it up to 5,000 users.
“WhatsApp is a private messaging application, but we want to maintain closeness, privacy, and conversations in the application with communities that we are familiar with,” said WhatsApp Indonesia Public Policy Manager Esther Samboh during a recent virtual press briefing.
Furthermore, the application has released several new features which are claimed to make communication easier for its users.
The new feature is Community. In the community, only admins can share announcements. This starts from messages, photos, and videos to documents with a maximum size of 2GB.
Admins can also delete messages that are considered not hot. This feature can also make video calls with 32 members per call and use the polling system in the chat.