WhatsApp working on animated heart emojis for iOS

WhatsApp has been working on a ton of new features recently. According to a recent report, the company is working on is a small visual addition for emojis: new animated heart emojis. The feature is currently under development but it should become available for beta testing soon.


WhatsApp planning to animate more heart emojis

If you are a WhatsApp user, you may know that an animated beating heart appears when you send a heart emoji but it only happens when a specific red heart is sent. Now, according to WABetainfo, the instant-messaging platform is planning to expand the animation to all colored hearts: orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and white.

The feature is currently under development meaning it is not available for public beta testers on iOS and Android devices, but the company will likely release it for beta testers soon.


WhatsApp is also working on message reactions. Message reactions are reported to be available in individual chat threads and group chat threads allowing users to react to a message using different emojis. users will be able to react to a specific message once and reactions are limited to six emojis. Currently, the available reactions are Like, Love, Laugh, Surprised, Sad, and Thanks. 

This week, the company also started testing a new interface for audio calls on iOS and Android. WhatsApp is changing the mono-color background with the two-tone theme with a dark background and a lighter bubble with the receiver’s phone number and display picture. 

WhatsApp is redesigning the interface for a future update in order to make it more compact and modern, organizing the available space: the new redesign will look nice especially while placing group voice calls.

More importantly, the “end-to-end encrypted” indicator will also be more visible than before to highlight the “end-to-end encryption” protection the company has been focused on recently. Previously, WABetainfo reported that the company is working on new end-to-end encryption indicators for calls and status after it expanded the functionality to chats in backups.

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