WhatsApp is working on animated heart emojis for Android, iOS: report

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WhatsApp is reportedly planning to add animations to all heart emojis in different colors for Android and iOS. This could be related to the message response feature the platform is supposedly working on. The function has already been added to WhatsApp Web / Desktop via a stable update. The news comes a few days after it was reported that Meta’s instant messaging app was working on two new visual indicators on the iOS version’s call and status screen to notify users of the end-to-end encryption.

According to a report by the WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the developers are working on adding animations to all heart emojis in the app. Currently, the red heart emoji has a beating animation on all platforms. With the latest advancement, it seems that all the colored heart emojis available are getting the beating animation.

While WABetaInfo shared a screenshot of the heart animation on WhatsApp for iOS, it says WhatsApp plans to release the same feature on WhatsApp for Android as well. It’s currently under development and will be released in a future update for beta testers, WABetaInfo said.

The feature could be part of the Message Response feature that was discovered earlier. WhatsApp is supposed to enable users to react to a certain message in a chat with certain emojis. There’s also a Response Information tab to see who responded to a message. It is reported that message responses are being rolled out to individual chat threads and group chat threads.

Recently, a report from WABetaInfo said WhatsApp is working on two new visual indicators in Call and Status to inform users about end-to-end encryption. The feature was discovered in the iOS version of WhatsApp and there is no clarity as to whether or not it will be made available to Android users. The purpose of this function is to make users aware that, in addition to messages, their personal calls and status are protected by end-to-end encryption.

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Sourabh Kulesh is Chief Sub Editor at Gadgets 360. He has worked for a national newspaper, news agency, magazine and now writes technology news online. He has knowledge of a wide variety of topics related to cybersecurity, business and consumer technology. Write to sourabhk@ndtv.com or contact him on Twitter through his handle @KuleshSourabh. More Steam Winter Sale: Best deals on PC games including Red Dead Redemption 2, F1 2021, It Takes Two, FIFA 22 and more

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