“Imagine if your emojis could talk — what sound would they make? Introducing Messenger’s latest feature: Soundmojis,” says Facebook. The company has launched new sound emojis called Soundmojis for Facebook Messenger chats. Soundmojis let users send short sound clips within a chat on the social media app.
Soundmojis include sound clips for emojis such as clapping, crickets, drum roll, and evil laughter. It will also allow users to include audio clips from artists, TV shows, movies, and Netflix. This will boost the users that already send over 2.4 billion messages with emojis on Messenger daily.
How do Soundmojis work?
To experience the new soundmojis, you can check out the feature yourself by starting a chat in Messenger and then tapping the smiley face. From there, you can select the loudspeaker icon. You can then preview and send their preferred Soundmojis again and again.
Facebook says they are launching an entire Soundmoji library for you to choose from, which they will update regularly with new sound effects and famous sound bites. Apparently, each sound is represented by an emoji, keeping the visual emojis in play, while bringing sound into the mix.
Months back, the company also teamed up with Spotify to create means for users to listen to songs via the streaming service through the messaging app. Users can stream from Spotify through the social media app in a new way of listening to music or podcasts directly within the Facebook app, known as Project Boombox.
This new partnership that lets users stream through the two platforms is available on iOS and Android. You can share audio content and you can press and listen to play on even during scrolling.