WhatsApp Tests Newly Arriving Features Including Emojis In The Beta Update
WhatsApp has decided to add new features to its latest beta updates to be rolled out to all its users, the New WhatsApp features are in the latest beta updates from the Meta-owned online communications platform, and according to WABetaInfo, these updates are currently available in WhatsApp beta for android.
The messaging platform finally gives you control over group admins to approve or disapprove new members added to their group, in addition to this WhatsApp users can now send the Sikh Religious Symbol in their text messages, which is basically the Khanda emoji, they are also set to add a lot more emojis to their collection, including Wi-Fi, maraca, ginger, jellyfish, angel wing, moose, and an actual Hi-five emoji, and many more.
Here’s What You Need To Know About The Upcoming Beta Update
WhatsApp is announcing 21 new emojis to be added from the latest Unicode 15.0 on its platform. You can access these emojis from the keyboard with all the other emojis in the keyboard of WhatsApp and these new emojis include Khanda, Raven, Wi-Fi, Japanese fan, brush, flute, ginger, flower, peas in a pod, blue jellyfish, angel wing, donkey, duck, moose, grey heart, light blue heart, and Fuschia heart. There’s also a screaming head emoji.
However, the most exciting addition in this update is the Hi-Five emoji added which is a two-hand emoji symbolizing giving a Hi5. Notably, users have been using the praying hand emoji as Hi5 for a long time now, they have been making it the Hi-five alternative in their chats for a long time now, and finally, they get the new emoji which is specifically designed to send as a Hi5 to the other user.
There also used to be a debate on whether the praying emoji is actually a praying emoji or a hi5 emoji, this new update has settled this debate once and for all, while proving the people wrong who used to say that the Praying emoji is a hi5 emoji.
Another exciting new feature that WhatsApp is adding, comes as a convenient feature for group admins. The feature will be within the group settings. Admins will have to toggle it on for it to work otherwise this won’t be available for use.
Once this new feature is turned on by the admin, the group admins can see members who want to join their group, this means that they will be able to see all the requests that people put in to join the group and the admins will be able to approve or reject their requests, once approved the person who put in the request will be granted access to the group like all other group members and will become a member themself.
This feature is beneficial for those admins who have shared the joining links of their WhatsApp group on Facebook or other social media platforms, and it provides them with convenience.
WhatsApp is also set to add a new feature that shows the WhatsApp display names of the participants instead of just numbers. It makes it easier for admins and other group participants to recognize who is messaging in the group immediately.
Users can now also silence unwanted callers if they are part of a group within a WhatsApp community. Users will now also be able to set an expiry date for the WhatsApp groups, which will tell them to leave the group or tell them that the expiry date of this group has been reached.
So, in short WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging application, has decided to roll out at least 8 tweaked emojis and 21 new emojis to add to their collection of emojis, along with many other updates, the new emojis are now available for beta testers that install the latest updates of WhatsApp for android from the play store, they are a part of the Beta program which is why they have the option of installing the update before its official release for the majority of WhatsApp users.
This new update of WhatsApp includes a lot of useful and different useful features, moreover, it has been reported that you don’t have to download any separate keyboard to use these features and you will be able to use these new or tweaked emojis right from your old keyboard after you update the application.