- Vendor: WhatsApp
- Version: 188.8.131.52
- Release Date: Sept. 2, 2020
- Emojis: 3171
Released early September 2020, this update included 138 new emojis. While all of these new emojis were from Emoji 12.1, this update did not include the 30 people holding hands emoji variants also included within Emoji 12.1.
About WhatsApp Emojis
WhatsApp has its own emoji designs which are displayed on all WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp Web.
One emoji supported by WhatsApp but no other platform is the Texas Flag emoji. This is a valid subdivision flag supported by Unicode, but not listed within any Unicode emoji release and as of 2019 is not supported by any other major vendors.
In 2021 WhatsApp introduced a Refugee Nation Flag as a ZWJ sequence. Like the Texas Flag emoji, this flag is not supported by any other major vendors.