You can now listen to emojis on Facebook Messenger, here’s how


NEW DELHI: According to Facebook people send more than 2.4 billion messages using emojis on Facebook Messenger. So, on the occasion of World Emoji Day, Facebook is introducing Messenger’s latest feature — Soundmojis.
Soundmojis allow you to send short sound clips in a Messenger chat. “From clapping 👏, crickets 🦗, drumroll 🥁 and evil laughter 👻, to audio clips from artists like Rebecca Black and TV shows and movies like Universal Pictures’ F9, NBC and Universal Television’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Netflix and Shondaland’s Bridgerton. “Ah, the drama of it all,” said Facebook in a blog post.

To check out Soundmojis, you first have to start a chat in Messenger and then tap on the smiley icon. Now you have to select the loudspeaker icon. From there, you can preview and send your favourite Soundmojis again and again.
Facebook also announced that it is also launching a complete Soundmoji library, from where you can choose different Soundmojis. The social networking giant also added that it will also regularly update the library with new sound effects and famous sound bites.

“Each of the sound is represented by an emoji, keeping the visual emojis we all love in play, while bringing sound into the mix”, added Facebook.
In related news, the draft list for the next round of new emojis was announced today (July 16). The list includes a disco ball, melting smiley face, a low battery and various new hand shapes. The rollout of the new emoji was delayed this year due to the ongoing pandemic situation. The list will be finalised by the Unicode Consortium in September and the new emojis will be available on devices and platforms starting late 2021.




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