WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 18.104.22.168.
What’s new in this update? This is a bug-fix update that addresses an issue with the emoji panel!
|Changelog about?||Emoji panel|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 is marked as a compatible update.|
|I’ve installed this update but I still experience the same bug. Why?||The latest WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update from the Play Store fixed the bug. If you’re still experiencing the same bug, probably you’re using an older version of the app.|
|Thanks:||rubiokarim, kingcyrious, and Muhammad Hammad, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on a feature to hide locked chats!|
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 update, we announced a new feature in development: the possibility to hide locked chats. Thanks to this option available in a future update, users will be able to remove the entry point and making the list of locked chats visible by entering a secret code into the search bar. Unfortunately, the WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update also introduced an issue when opening the emoji panel, and it appears that the problem was widespread:
As you can see in the attached screenshot, the emoji panel is empty, making it impossible for users to share emojis in their conversations. Emojis have become really integral to digital communication, as users often rely on emojis to express emotions, reactions, or ideas quickly. Since the emoji panel is empty due to a bug with the recent versions of WhatsApp beta for Android, users are experiencing significant limitations in their ability to communicate effectively.
Restarting the device didn’t resolve the issue, so a new bug fix update was needed to get a final solution, as announced on X and our WhatsApp channel. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update from the Google Play Store, we noticed that it is a bug-fix update that finally addresses the mentioned issue and restored the emoji panel. This means that users can finally start picking emojis from the emoji panel without experiencing this bug.
The fix is rolling out after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update from the Google Play Store. Please, make sure to install this build in order to use a version of WhatsApp without experiencing the bug.
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