Whatsapp is releasing a lot of updates and recently it has been confirmed that Whatsapp is working on the Animated Emoji feature to make the chat in the app more lively. It will make the app more fun to use and also the conversations playful.
According to WABetaInfo, a reliable source for all things WhatsApp pre-release, the new animated emojis were discovered in the WhatsApp Desktop beta and are expected to be released in future updates of the app. While animated emojis are nothing new and are even embraced by some messaging apps, WhatsApp has been slower to incorporate them. However, even a small feature like animated emojis could make a big difference, particularly if effectively executed.
WhatsApp is using the Lottie technology to make the animated elements relatively efficient in terms of size. We have got a sneak peek of the current state of animated emojis. It appears that the emojis can be sent automatically, without giving users that much control. This could be a drawback for some users who prefer a more streamlined and flat look.
However, since this feature has not been officially released as of now, there is a possibility that it could change in the future. WABetaInfo mentions that the feature is expected to debut in a future update of the desktop beta and will also be available on the beta versions of Android and iOS.