10 September 2021
Facebook has launched Soundmoji to its Messenger app. And, as the name looks pretty self-explanatory, these are the emojis with audio. So, every time you send a soundmoji to your contact, you both will hear the sound of it.
Facebook has demoed in the blog post, a “clapping” soundmoji plays a clip of a sound of applause which is pretty loud, something you’d hear during a sports event or so. A laughing emoji with tears sounds more like the laugh of an audience that you’d normally hear during a comedy show
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.”
Sending a soundmoji is similar to how you have been sending basic emojis. Just find the emoji icon in the tray provided below a chat, click on it and look for the loudspeaker icon. Click the icon and you will see a bunch of emojis with sound clips called the Soundmojis.
Facebook has said it is launching the entire Soundmoji library to let you choose from. It will continue to update the library regularly and add more emojis with sound clips.
With Soundmojis, Facebook has made the interaction even more dynamic. For comparison, Telegram Messenger animates every emoji you send in a chat, though you can choose to deactivate the animation. Soundmoji is definitely a fun addition to tell you how a particular emoji would sound. However, Soundmojis do not animate. Every Soundmoji you choose to send features a speaker effect, though.