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Say hello to Android's new emojis. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Say hello to Android’s new emojis. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

A new WhatsApp update brings support for all of the new emoji characters introduced with the latest Android upgrade. Users will now be able to view the latest emojis and send them, which will be super useful to those who have friends on iOS.

Say hello to Android's new emojis. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Say hello to Android’s new emojis. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google’s Android 6.0.1 update is rolling out today, packing a whole bunch of new emoji and new features. This release also tweaks the user interface on tablets, and brings back the “until next alarm” option for Do Not Disturb.

Say hello to Android's new emojis. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Say hello to Android’s new emojis. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google has confirmed it is catching up with the latest Unicode standards and bringing a whole bunch of new emojis to Android. The company has also tweaked the design of some existing ones — and you can see them all in the image below.

Some of the new emojis in iOS 9.1. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Some of the new emojis in iOS 9.1. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google has been slow to adopt the latest emoji sets, meaning Android users cannot see certain icons used by iPhone-owning friends. But the company has promised to catch up, and it starts with a Nexus update that will begin rolling out next week.

Some of the new emojis in iOS 9.1. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Some of the new emojis in iOS 9.1. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

If you have friends who use iOS, you’ve probably been getting a lot of messages that contain new emojis you can’t see. That’s because Android doesn’t support them yet, but Android SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer promises that Google is “on it.”

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