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Facebook Messenger Adds Sound To Emojis So You Can Sadly Play From A Tiny Violin
By Alexa Heah, 16 Jul 2021
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Facebook has launched a new library of emojis for its messaging app with a new added feature: sound effects.
These emojis with sound, aptly named ‘Soundmojis’, will allow recipients to play a sound effect together with an emoji, pretty much like ‘Nudges’ in the ol’ MSN instant messaging software.
For example, in Messenger, the violin emoji now comes in a Soundmoji version, which plays a melancholic tune when you tap it. Users can locate Soundmojis by selecting the smiley face icon in Messenger, followed by the loudspeaker icon.
Thankfully, each Soundmoji and its corresponding sound effect can be previewed in the library before you send it – so it’s best to ensure the sound you’re sending conveys the correct message. The emojis themselves remain the same, though there are “soundwave” indicators around them to indicate that they come with a playable sound.
According to SlashGear, it’s not clear how many emojis have been turned into Soundmojis, though commonly-used expressions like clapping hands, crickets, and the crying-laughter expression now have an accompanying sound effect.
More notably, Facebook has also added audio clips from popular media to Soundmojis. Users will now be able to share brief snippets of dialogue from the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine or the movie F9. The tech giant plans to update its library regularly, allowing users more sound bites to play around with.
For more information, check Facebook’s official announcement here.
Sometimes, words just aren’t enough to express how you really feel 🎻🎻 pic.twitter.com/dbJX6BBNgQ— Messenger (@messenger) July 15, 2021
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[via SlashGear, images via Facebook]
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