WhatsApp is apparently aiming to add animation to all of the different colored heart emojis for Android and iOS. This could be related to the platform’s message reaction feature, which is thought to be in the works. A stable update has already enabled the capability to WhatsApp Web/ Desktop. The announcement comes just days after the Meta-owned instant messaging service was reported to be working on two new visual indicators for the iOS version’s Call and Status page to warn users of end-to-end encryption.
According to WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp features tracker, developers are trying to make all heart emojis on the app animated. On all platforms, the Red heart emoji currently has a beating animation. With the most recent update, it appears that all of the available colored heart emojis will now have a beating animation.
While WABetaInfo posted a screenshot of the heart animation on WhatsApp for iOS, it claims that the functionality will be available on WhatsApp for Android as well. It is currently in development and will be made available to beta testers in a future update, according to WABetaInfo.
It’s possible that the feature is related to the message reactions feature that was discovered before. WhatsApp is said to allow users to utilize individual emojis to respond to a specific message in a chat. There’s also an option for reaction information, which shows who has reacted to a message. Individual chat threads and group chat threads are said to be receiving message reactions.
WhatsApp is working on two new visual indicators in Call and Status to warn users about end-to-end encryption, according to a report from WABetaInfo. The function was first seen on the iOS version of WhatsApp, and it is unclear whether it will be made available to Android users as well. This feature’s purpose is to tell users that, in addition to messages, their personal calls and status are also encrypted end-to-end.