How to add a drumbeat, applause, crickets or evil cackles to your posts
There are several ways people can communicate with each other. Depending on your age or where you live, there may be a privileged platform over others.
Different platforms are not only fighting for your attention and use, but they are also competing with each other. The more users they can attract, the better it is for their targeted advertising, resulting in more revenue.
In an effort to stay ahead of the pack, Facebook took the cute, whimsical idea of an emoji and flipped it by adding sound. Read on to find out what Sondmoji is all about.
Here is the backstory
The social media giant recently unveiled what it calls a Soundmoji. They are like emojis but in audio form. So instead of sending a laughing cartoon image through Facebook Messenger, now you can send the sound of laughter. The company launched the new feature right before World Emoji Day on July 17.
“We are launching a comprehensive Soundmoji library for you to choose from, which we will update regularly with new sound effects and famous sound clips. Each sound is represented by an emoji, keeping the visual emojis we all love in play while also bringing sound into the mix, ”says Facebook.
How to use Soundmoji
Usage is almost the same as for any standard emoji on the Facebook Messenger platform.
- Open the Messaging app and press to start a conversation.
- Press the Smiley in the text bar to open the expressions menu.
- In the row for GIFs and emojis, tap the loud speaker.
- This will display all the available Soundmoji and you can preview them before sending them.
So what sounds can you send to your friends and family?
Facebook is adding more sounds, but at launch you can send some devilish applause, crickets, drumbeats, and laughs. The company has also partnered with NBC, Netflix and Universal to license short clips from productions such as “F9”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Bridgerton”.
Speaking of “Fast & Furious,” Messenger recently released an update for fans of the movie franchise. Available exclusively on the platform, Movie Mate is a “one-of-a-kind second-screen chat experience”. It also features a custom 360 degree background and an “F9” chat theme.
When you stream the latest installment of the “Fast & Furious” saga, the app’s add-on “answers the burning questions of viewers and offers never-before-seen photos and footage in real time as they stream,” Facebook explained.
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