WhatsApp working on animated emoji

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Looks like WhatsApp is developing animated emojis according to WABetaInfo. The feature, according to the leaker, will improve the messaging experience for users of the app.

This will work by offering a new element of humor to conversations in the app. The animated emoji feature was spotted during the development of WhatsApp Desktop beta, and will be available in a future update of the app.

Lately, WhatsApp has been working on a lot of feature to improve user experience on the app. Adding animated emoji is no doubt one of those features that will improve user experience while using WhatsApp.

“Animated emojis will be sent by default when the animated version of a certain emoji is available so users may not have control over turning off the animation.

The animated emojis, according to WABetaInfo, are designed by using Lottie, an optimized library that allows designers to easily create animations: “these animations are small in size, and it is possible to change their proportions without losing quality.

In other news, Meta is looking to expand its Channels feature to messaging; this time, the company is testing Channels in WhatsApp. This will serve as another way to share updates with groups of people in the app.

The new Channels feature on WhatsApp has similar looks as the one added to Instagram back in February. With Channels, users would be able to get DMs on topics of interest, or follow certain creators in the app. The admins of those accounts will then be able to share updates with larger audience in a new way.

Channels as a feature is still being developed by WhatsApp, and no official date has been announced as to when it will become available.

In related news, WhatsApp is working on a new feature that allows you to share your status updates to Facebook Stories. The new option, when launched, will allow you to share your status update without leaving WhatsApp.

Previously, you could share your status updates manually, but that requires you to leave the app. According to WABetaInfo, the upcoming feature which is set for a future release, will allow you to share to your Facebook Status without exiting the app.

When the feature becomes enabled, you can share status automatically to certain status updates of your choice. This will give users some kind of control over how they share their status.


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Author: Ola Ric

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