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WhatsApp Adds 155 Redesigned Emojis to Android App, Night Mode Spotted to Replace Dark Mode

Dark Mode that was spotted in previous WhatsApp updates has now been renamed to Night Mode.

WhatsApp Adds 155 Redesigned Emojis to Android App, Night Mode Spotted to Replace Dark Mode

Photo Credit: WABetaInfo

New WhatsApp emojis can be spotted in the latest Android beta update of the chat app

  • WhatsApp Android beta app has been updated to version 2.19.139
  • The update gets 155 redesigned emojis, to roll out in next stable release
  • New Night Mode was also spotted in chats list, status, and call list

WhatsApp's latest Android beta version brings redesigned emojis and includes hints of a Night Mode. The latest Android beta 2.19.139 update packs as many as 155 redesigned emojis and you should be able to check them out once you download the latest beta. The new emojis is expected to be included in the next Google Play stable release as well as in the next Web update. Notably, the Dark Mode feature that was spotted in previous WhatsApp beta updates before being removed, has now been renamed to Night Mode in the latest version. The Night Mode is still in testing, so the company yet to enable it for the public.

WhatsApp Android beta 2.19.139 update brings new designs for 155 emojis. WABetaInfo reports that these new emojis are expected to be made available in the next Google Play stable release and in the next WhatsApp Web update as well. You can see the old versus new emoji in the images above and below.

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WhatsApp's redesigned emojis

The tipster says WhatsApp has fully redesigned some emojis, but for others they just applied some small changes. We can confirm that the new emojis are live in the latest beta release.

Separately, WABetaInfo also discovered that the v2.19.139 beta app shows traces of Night Mode, a feature that is still under development. It's not enabled yet, so you won't see it even if you're on the latest update. The new update suggests that Dark Mode, a feature that has been spotted in testing in several past updates, has been renamed to Night Mode.

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WhatsApp is working on Night Mode
Photo Credit: WABetaInfo

The new dark theme has been enabled for Chats List, Calls, and Status as well. The action buttons are still in green, but they should become White when Night Mode gets available. The tipster says that the exact timeline for the availability is not known yet.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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