Emojis are indispensable in messages these days, as they express emotions and add meaning to text. Now 118 new symbols are coming out that will make messaging on WhatsApp and iMessage even easier.
On WhatsApp, almost everyone uses emojis. It quickly reflects whether you find something funny or sad, or whether you feel like a hamburger or eggplant. It makes communicating easier. Soon you’ll have quite a few new features.
New emojis on WhatsApp
A total of 118 new emojis are arriving. Keep in mind that those 118 include different versions of the same symbol, just with a different skin color.
Perhaps the most notable symbols are the phoenix, a firebird that you’ll soon be able to add to your posts as well, and a no-shaking head and a yes-nod.
But there are also new emojis for the real kitchen princes and princesses. For example, you can now add a lime and brown mushroom. Handy perhaps if you want to send a shopping list via WhatsApp. There is also a broken chain and a number of family compositions can be found.
In addition, there are existing emojis that have been given more options. For example, there are running and running symbols that have been given new hairstyles. With these, you portray yourself even better when you go out.
Unicode 15.1 and Emoji 15.1 have been published by @unicode, officially recommending 118 new emoji sequences for 2023/2024
– Emojipedia (@Emojipedia) September 12, 2023
There are also now more opportunities to use emojis that designate people with physical disabilities. For example, there are more symbols featuring a wheelchair and a cane for the blind.
This is how symbols come to Android and iPhone
So these emojis are all coming, the only question is how long you will have them on your Android or iPhone. Sometimes it takes months for companies to implement the new symbols. So you will have to be patient for a while when you can send the phoenix to someone else via WhatsApp.
Emojis you use on WhatsApp or iMessage must first go through the Unicode Consortium. This consists of tech companies that decide which symbols should actually be there. It is also possible to pitch an emoji to that body yourself, if you are missing something, for example.