WhatsApp users are celebrating today after a major new upgrade to the app.
The popular mobile chat service, which has over a billion users worldwide, has rolled out an update to Android users that greatly expands their messaging possibilites.
WhatsApp users are now able to enjoy reliable video calling free of charge, more stable video downloads, and animate gif support. But what most users will be pleased about is the introduction of a huge number of new emoji. The update includes over a hundred new emoji to spice up your conversations, bringing a huge range of new pictures, images, smiley faces and more.
Among the most striking new additions in the new emoji are a facepalm, selfie, pregnant woman, a mother and a son, a father with two kids. However the update also brings a number of new gender diversity and sexuality options, with female versions of many jobs, sports and activity emoji that had previously only had a male symbol. There is also a new rainbow flag emoji, along with a number of same-sex couple icons. Read more