WhatsApp brings new emojis from Android Nougat 7.1 to all beta users

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging platform with over 1 billion users. WhatsApp for Android beta version users have updated with latest emojis like selfie, facepalm, shrug, pregnant woman, mother and son emoji, a father with two kids emoji, rainbow flag and more. They have added support for new Unicode 9 emojis with the version 2.17.44. Unicode 9.0 emojis also include gender diverse emojis such as woman detective, athlete, weight lifter, swimmer, surfer and more. Other interesting emojis include ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing), drooling face, clown face and lying face. The emojis were earlier available for iOS 10.2 users, while Google rolled out the same in the Android 7.1 Nougat update.

But, this feature is only available for beta testers, which means you can’t use the same unless you’ve signed up to become a beta tester. Being beta tester for WhatsApp gives you an early access to new features, even before they’re unveiled for public.

How to become beta user for WhatsApp??

  1. Go to Play Store
  2. Open WhatsApp Messenger app
  3. Scroll to the end
  4. Click on ‘Become a beta tester’ option