If you’re a heavy WhatsApp user, get ready for its emoji to look a little different.
Emojipedia says the latest Android beta of the popular messaging app shows a tweaked set of emoji for the first time. Until now, WhatsApp was always using Apple’s set of emoji.
If you use an Apple device, you’ll probably continue to see the same emoji. But if you’re on an Android, you’ll see the new ones eventually.
That’s because the way emoji looks is similar to a font. There’s a standard Unicode set of emoji written out, and every handset maker draws their own emoji that corresponds to the character. Read more…