Whatsapp’s New Feature will Autoplay animated emojis directly over chat.
May 4, 2023
WhatsApp is introducing a new feature that will allow GIFs to autoplay over chat, eliminating the need for users to click on them in order to play. The update came from WABetaInfo, who shared a screenshot on their blog. Initially, some users thought it was a bug, but it has now been confirmed as a feature in the upcoming update. The autoplay feature provides convenience and many users will like it. However, it’s worth noting that the autoplay only occurs once, and if users want to replay the GIF, they will need to tap on it. Currently, the autoplay feature is available to select beta users who have updated their WhatsApp to the latest version on the Play Store. It is expected to roll out to more users in the near future soon.
In other news, WhatsApp seems to be working on animated emojis, aiming to enhance the overall messaging experience for its users. This new feature will bring a touch of humor to conversations within the App. WhatsApp has been actively working on various features and new updates to enhance the user experience, and the addition of animated emojis is undoubtedly one of those improvements.
When sending animated emojis, the animated version of a specific emoji will be sent by default if available, and users may not have the option to disable the animation. According to WABetaInfo, these animated emojis are created using Lottie, an optimized library that allows designers to quickly create high-quality animations. The animated emojis are small in size and can be resized without sacrificing quality. The release date for the animated emoji feature is set for a future update and will come soon for all users.