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WhatsApp 2.16

  • Vendor: WhatsApp
  • Version: 2.16
  • Release Date: July 26, 2016
  • Emojis: 10

WhatsApp version 2.16.7 (July 26, 2016) added a custom Olympic Rings emoji and support for larger emoji images. Version 2.16.8 (August 2, 2016) added support for Flag for Scotland and Flag for Wales using XS and XW regional indicator codes.

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About WhatsApp Emojis

WhatsApp has its own emoji designs which are now displayed on WhatsApp for Android. Apple emoji images were previously used on all platforms including Android, iOS and the web.

As of October 2017, Android for WhatsApp uses this Apple-like emoji set, and iOS uses native Apple emojis.The new WhatsApp emojis have a similar appearance to iOS, but are a unique set:

Emojis Flags England, ScotlandWales, and Texas are supported in WhatsApp but use non-standard country codes which differ from those recommended in the Unicode Standard.

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