WhatsApp has released a large animated orange heart emoji for some beta testers. View all the latest updates here.
How often do you use an emoji on WhatsApp? Emojis are used to express your feelings and emotions without even having to use text or words. According to the latest information from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is now rolling out a large animated orange heart emoji for some beta users. “WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199: What’s new? WhatsApp releases a large animated orange heart emoji!,” WABetaInfo tweeted.
WAbetaInfo had previously announced that the heart emoji is now animated in the same way as the default red heart emoji. It is known that when you send a red heart emoji to someone, you can see that the heart is beating. However, other than red, no other colored heart emoji used the animation. But when WhatsApp rolled out the feature – more big animated heart emojis except the orange heart, other hearts got the animated feature. But now, with the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update, the orange heart also gets the animation.
WABetaInfo shared a video saying, “As you can see in this video recording, the orange heart emoji is now fully compatible with the animation: just send the orange heart emoji to a conversation and you can see it appear with an animation! .”
It can be noted that the new animation for these emojis was released after installing WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update, but may not have reached all beta testers. It means it may still not be available to everyone. In this case, if a heart emoji is not animated, it means that the feature is not available for your WhatsApp account and you have to wait for a future update to get it.
Using Emoji on Android
To use emoji on Android smartphones, just tap the smiley/emoji icon to open the emoji selection menu. Tap the keyboard icon to switch back to your keyboard.
Some emoji are available in different skin tones. To select an emoji with a different color, tap and hold the emoji you want to use and select the color you want. It can be noted that when you select an emoji with a different color, it will become your default emoji.
How to Use Emoji on iPhone
According to WhatsApp’s information on FAQ page, emoji are not built into WhatsApp for iPhone. However, Emoji can be used on iPhone by using the emoji keyboard. You can contact Apple support for information on how to enable the emoji keyboard. Once the Emoji keyboard is enabled, you can access it by tapping the globe or Emoji icon on the keyboard.