The new emoticons are available in every colour – yellow, white, variants of brown and black. They say that it is to respect racial diversity. They say that people can identify more with emoticons now. But I fail to understand how!
How do my emotions change with colour? I mean if I have to wish my friend good luck and I wish to use the “thumbs up” emoticon, using a brown coloured emoticon will mean that my wishes are more intense because hey look, I am putting across my skin colour to you while wishing?
Having a single colour was neutral because it never ignited the thought that WhatsApp is being a racist by having the emoticons in white colour. But now, they are unknowingly instigating a feeling of contempt in the users. Think about it realistically, isn’t? You might be unknowingly(sic) making fun of someone’s skin colour.
I feel that this step is such a lame attempt by WhatsApp to do I don’t know what. However, I can never hate WhatsApp. And to take things on the lighter note, they introduced this super amazing emoticon that we all wanted like forever 😉