own set of emojis, and the characters look almost alike to those of Apple.
The Facebook-owned company had on Monday released an exclusive
set of the symbols that will be used in its messaging app. Earlier, WhatsApp
had been using Apple’s emojis not only in its iPhone and Mac apps, but also in
its Android app and its app on Windows devices.
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— Emojipedia ? (@Emojipedia) October 2, 2017
by Apple’s designers. For most people, it’s difficult to know the difference
between WhatsApp’s emojis and Apple’s.
WhatsApp’s information desk lady emoji has a teal shirt and a bob, while
Apple’s has longer hair and a purple shirt. And also, WhatsApp’s ghost emoji,
unlike Apple’s, doesn’t have a black eye or gray shading.
WhatsApp’s symbol set is only in beta. So, it’s possible the
company will tweak some of the icons before officially launching them.
The rollout of the new WhatsApp emoji comes as Facebook is
going in the opposition direction with Messenger, its other big chat app. The
social networking giant on Monday announced that Messenger would no longer be
using Messenger’s own proprietary set of emojis.
Facebook’s set of emojis, yet another set of symbols the company has created.
Meanwhile, the iPhone version of Messenger will rely on Apple’s emojis.