WhatsApp, the Meta-owned immediate messaging platform, is reportedly engaged on a brand new function that may let customers ship animated emoji. The function has been noticed in growth on the most recent desktop beta model of the favored messaging service. Animated emoji are at present supported on messaging providers like Telegram and Slack and supply a richer dialog expertise on these platforms. WhatsApp can also be engaged on including the identical function to a future replace of WhatsApp beta for iOS and Android, in accordance with a function tracker. The app at present permits customers to ship customary, static emoji together with stickers and GIFs.
In response to a report by WhatsApp function tracker WABetaInfo, the service is engaged on including assist for brand spanking new animated emoji. These are mentioned to be created utilizing animations from the Lottie library. As soon as accessible, the brand new animated emoji might be despatched by default, in accordance with WABetaInfo. Moreover, these animations are small in measurement, and might be resized with out lack of high quality.
The function which is at present in growth was noticed on a beta model of WhatsApp Desktop. Because the function continues to be being developed, there isn’t a phrase on when (or whether or not) it’ll ultimately be launched, and customers on the beta channel can’t at present strive these animated emoji. The function tracker states that the messaging platform will convey the identical function to a future replace of WhatsApp beta for iOS and Android.
Final month, WhatsApp rolled out assist for Unicode 15.0 emoji to pick out beta testers replace on Android. It has added 21 new emoji to the official WhatsApp keyboard. Customers can entry the emojis by downloading WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 or later variations from the Google Play retailer.
In the meantime, WhatsApp lately introduced the rollout of three new safety features for all customers, throughout Android and iOS gadgets. ‘Account Shield’, ‘Machine Verification’ and ‘computerized safety codes’ are claimed to make the app safer for customers. Whereas ‘Machine Verification’ will forestall customers from putting in malware, ‘Account Shield’ will alert customers when they’ll attempt to migrate an account from an previous to a brand new machine, in accordance with the Meta-owned messaging service.