WhatsApp releases 21 NEW sticker emoji about coronavirus life – including 'underwear video call'

WHATSAPP has launched a series of new sticker emojis themed around quarantine and coronavirus self-isolation.

There are 21 new stickers in total – including one about making video calls in your underwear.

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All of the new stickers were created in partnership with the World Health Organisation.

You'll need to update your app to access the new 'Together At Home' stick pack.

There is an "Are You OK?" text sticker, a "Pilates With Your Pet" sticker and a hand-washing icon too.

"We hope people enjoy using these stickers to check-in on loved ones, particularly those that are feeling isolated, alone, and scared," WhatsApp said.

"This pack offers creative ways to remind people to wash their hands, maintain distance, exercise and importantly to celebrate medical heroes as well as the personal heroes in all of our lives."

WhatsApp has made a number of changes in recent weeks to help tackle the coronavirus crisis.

Yesterday, the app began testing raising the Group Call limit from four people to eight.

And WhatsApp has also limited forwarding chain messages to just one chat – to fight fake coronavirus news.

WhatsApp is also testing a few other features to prevent fake news from spreading.

In the beta version of WhatsApp, a magnifying glass icon is appearing next to frequently forwarded messages.

You can use this to send the text to a web search, so you can find news results or other sources of info.

It's a way to check a message before forwarding it on, and should make users think twice before mindlessly passing chain texts along.

However, WhatsApp hasn't confirmed whether this feature will be rolled out more widely.

And last month, it launched a Coronavirus Information Hub inside the app, to deliver verified advice to users.

The UK Government also teamed up with WhatsApp to launch a coronavirus advice chatbot.

It's free for anyone to text, and is updated regularly with new information.

In other news, find out how to fingerprint lock your WhatsApp chats.

This is how to read WhatsApp texts without the sender knowing.

You can sign up to the beta version of the app to get all of the latest features before the general public.

And another secret trick lets you change your WhatsApp font to confuse your mates.

What else do you think tech firms should be doing to help tackle the coronavirus crisis? Let us know in the comments!

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