WhatsApp Messenger for Android has been updated, improving its support for emoji emoticons. Not only has the emoticon menu been improved, but a whole bunch of new icons have been added to the collection.
The emoticons interface in WhatsApp 2.8.5310 has been tweaked to make it easier to use. The emoji icon categories are now displayed as tabs along the top of the interface and can be browsed by flicking left and right. In this new Android version, there’s a recently used emoticons tab for quicker access to your commonly-used icons.
Full run-down of emoticons in WhatsApp for Android
To access emoji emoticons in WhatsApp for Android, click on the smiley face icon that appears in the top-right of the chat window.