Latest WhatsApp beta adds 21 new emojis on Android, iOS gets new picture-in-picture mode

The new WhatsApp beta for android brings 21 new emojis along with 8 new emojis that have new skin tones.

Highlights
  • The latest WhatsApp beta for Android brings 21 new emojis
  • The WhatsApp beta for iOS enables Picture-in-Picture mode for video calls
  • The feature is only compatible with iOS 15 and newer versions

A new beta version of WhatsApp has just been released for both Android and iOS. The most significant update on the Android side of things is the addition of 21 new emojis in the app with the build number 2.22.25.12. Several emojis from the most recent Unicode are included in the current beta, which was discovered by WAbetainfo. Furthermore, the update includes several emojis that support various combinations of skin tones.

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WhatsApp beta brings new emojis on Android

Most people might completely miss the changes because the upgrade is so subtle. The screenshot that is attached below displays every new emoji that the app adds in addition to the updated skin tones. While the remaining 21 emojis will be made accessible in the forthcoming beta version, the beta testers can now access the 8 new emojis that bring modifications to skin tone with the most recent build.

WhatsApp beta brings Picture-in-Picture mode on iOS

The latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.24.0.79 update from the TestFlight app, gets the picture-in-picture mode for WhatsApp video calls. The feature uses official iOS APIs, to launch a picture-in-picture view when multitasking. This feature is only compatible with iOS 15 and newer versions. The picture-in-picture mode update has been bundled within the latest beta and is also compatible with the latest WhatsApp Business beta app. The feature is only available to a handful of users for now and will be released to more users over the coming days.

WhatsApp devs are working around the clock to churn out new features and the messaging app has already gained some important features this year. Some of these features include the ability to chat with yourself, WhatsApp polls, Quick reactions, group audio calls, and more.

You can read the post where we’ve prepared a list of all the new features here.