Facebook Introduces “Soundmoji”, a New Sound Emoji Messenger Feature

Facebook, one of the most popular social media platforms has introduced sounds to emojis in its Messenger app. The social media giant has called this feature Soundmojis. 

The announcement comes just a couple of days before World Emoji Day (July 17th). 

The new feature enables users to send short sound sitcom-esque forced laughs and other sound effects while chatting. Users will now be able to send short sound clips over chat. 

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How Can You Access Soundmojis?

Accessing and using Soundmojis is pretty straightforward, especially for individuals who are acquainted with Facebook’s Messenger app. 

As of now, Soundmojis are available only on Facebook’s biosphere. This means that you will only be able to use this feature on Messenger, and not on your default text messaging service. 

Steps to access Soundmojis:

1) Tap the emoji button in the Messenger conversation

2) Press the sound icon located on the far right

3) Scroll through the options

4) Tap on any emoji to preview the sound linked to it

5) Click on the “send” button to use it in your chat

What Can You Expect?

The first batch of Soundmojis is slated for release during the buildup for World Emoji Day. The initial batch includes a range of sounds such as drum rolls, evil laughter, crickets, and clapping. 

A lot of sounds in Facebook’s current library are expected. For instance, you can hear a goat bleating when you tap the goat emoji, and an applause sound effect when you hit the clapping hands emoji. 

According to Facebook, it will “regularly” update its library with new sounds to make its Messenger more dynamic. 

Are emojis the future of chat conversations?

Facebook said that nearly 2.4 billion messages with an emoji are sent each day. There is no doubt that emojis have become an important part of the entire “chat” ecosystem. 

Emojis are becoming increasingly popular as they have the ability to fill in when words fall short. At times, the use of a simple emoji is enough to deliver your message. 

But are emojis the future of chat conversations? Looking at how Gen-Z uses emojis, the adoption will continue to grow. Besides, a lot of brands and businesses are using emojis in their marketing and social media campaigns.

Although emojis will not replace conventional language, they are likely to improve it. The adoption of visual language across different parts of the globe is on the rise, and this trend will further fuel the use of emojis in the future.  

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Karandeep V

Karandeep was born in Pune, Maharashtra, an upcoming metropolitan city in the Western region of India. While most members of his family are engineers, he had different ideas. He was more inclined toward exploring the non-technical aspects of a business, which is why he studied Bachelors of Business Administration at Symbiosis International University, Pune.  Having said that, his love for new and upcoming technologies remained intact, which is why he has written extensively about technology throughout his career. After a brief stint with a gaming company at the beginning of his career, he discovered that his love for writing was not temporary.  Being a tech geek, he always liked installing and playing around with new applications on his mobile devices and the home desktop. He was fascinated by how technology can simplify even the most mundane and complex tasks with just a few commands. He keeps a close eye on how businesses use different tools to streamline their operations to boost productivity and efficiency.  At ToolsMetric, he writes product reviews that cover the main features and specifications of different enterprise applications. The sheer amount of innovation and hard work that goes into building these tech solutions is one of the reasons why Karandeep loves reviewing these tools. Besides product reviews, he also writes interesting news articles and blogs that track the latest developments in the tech industry.  When he is not writing, you can find him rooted to his seat playing video games, watching movies, or supporting his favorite football team. Since his childhood, he has always loved to travel and explore new places. Traveling is a major part of his life due to a myriad of reasons such as experiencing new cultures, food, and traditions. His other hobbies include playing football, cooking, and running.  You can find him on LinkedIn here.

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