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[Sign Of The Horns] WhatsApp Adds Dozens Of New Emojis On Android

It was just a matter of time. Emojis are an intricate part of how we communicate nowadays and every OS is trying to catch up with the latest updates and additions to Unicode. iOS 9.1 added tons of emojis, Android is about to get them soon, WhatsApp followed Apple's trail on iOS and Web, and now it's ready to start rolling these emojis to its Android client.

Version 2.12.372 (followed by a likely bug fix in 2.12.373), which is released by the company for testing on its site before global rollout on the Play Store, reorganized the emojis into new categories and added dozens upon dozens of new ones, similar to what you must have seen if you use WhatsApp Web or the iPhone app.

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[Pop The Champagne] Unicode Standard 8.0 Brings 36 New Emojis And 5 Skin Tone Modifiers

It seems that I'm not the only one who has always wanted to send a zipped-mouth, a nerd face, an eye-rolling expression, a sign of the horns, a popcorn box, or a popped champagne bottle when chatting away with my friends in the mysterious language of emojis. The Unicode Standard, which is the character coding system used by computers (and phones and digital devices) to read and display the various characters, alphabets, and emojis you use every day, has been updated to version 8 and it brings those additions along with more changes.

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Aside from including more language characters, v8 has 5 emoji modifiers for skin tones, akin to what you see on iOS' keyboard or in the web version of WhatsApp.

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