WhatsApp primarily uses Apple emoji images for emoji support on all platforms, including Android and the web. This differs from most apps which use the native emojis available for each platform.

Browse the Apple emojis available in WhatsApp

A few emojis appear differently in WhatsApp to other platforms. The red heart emoji (offically known as heavy black heart) has a beating animation, and appears larger than the other emojis when sent in a WhatsApp message:

Emojis for Flag for England, and Olympic Rings are supported in the latest version of WhatsApp, which are not supported by other major platforms.

WhatsApp for Android uses custom artwork for the middle finger emoji which was added in 2015 prior to Apple including this emoji.

Emojis from WhatsApp 2.16 are displayed below.

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