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WhatsApp Beta Testing Skin Tone Combinations for Couple Emoji on Android, Sticker Store on Desktop

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WhatsApp has started beta testing skin tone combinations for the couple emoji on Android. The update comes not long after the instant messaging app allowed iOS users to choose their preferred skin tone combination for the couple emoji on the iPhone. Separately, WhatsApp has reportedly started testing a new feature so that users can explore the sticker store and find relevant stickers for their chats directly from the WhatsApp Web or desktop client. Stickers are already an intrinsic part of messaging apps and are gaining popularity among users.

As spotted by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo initially, WhatsApp has started rolling out skin tone combinations for the couple emoji to select beta testers on Android. This change is a part of WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.1.21.24.11.

Gadgets 360 was able to independently confirm the rollout on the latest WhatsApp beta release, though it may take some time to reflect to all beta test users.

If you’re on the eligible beta version, you can find the skin tone combination on the couple emoji by tapping one of them on the app.

WhatsApp was initially spotted testing skin tone combinations on WhatsApp for Android beta 2.21.22.8 which was released in October. However, beta testers weren’t able to spot the change.

On the iPhone, WhatsApp has allowed changing skin tones for the preloaded couple emoji for some time. You can tap on an emoji to choose your preferred skin tone.

The exact timeline of when we might see skin tone combinations for the couple emoji hasn’t been announced yet. Still, looking at the historical record, WhatsApp may bring them to regular users in the near future.

WABetaInfo also reported that WhatsApp is testing a new feature on its web and desktop clients to explore its sticker store. It will appear once you tap on the plus icon on the sticker tray, website notes.

WhatsApp has been spotted testing a new feature to locate the sticker store for desktop and web users
photo credit: WABetaInfo

The Sticker Store on WhatsApp Web and Desktop will work the same way as you can to locate different stickers on your mobile devices, however you can’t download a sticker pack from the store and only select a specific sticker from the pack available to send it to a chat. can choose. ,

WABetaInfo reports that the feature is initially available for beta testers on WhatsApp Desktop version 2.2147.9, although it plans to roll out to users through a public release soon.


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