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Which Facebook emojis are animated?

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Which of the emojis on Facebook are animated and how do they help users to better express themselves when it comes to reacting to posts of different moods?

If you are a frequent texter on social media platforms, then you will know how fun it is to use emojis to make your conversations with people so much more interesting and exciting. All social media sites will offer you a choice to text in both words and through the use of different emojis that give off different reactions. Facebook has managed to get some of their emojis to come to life whenever you use them. These are called animated emojis.

Which emojis on Facebook are animated?

Following some updates to Facebook, the social media platform has managed to incorporate some new features, including emojis that are animated and these mostly take on the form of reactions. So, if you use a Facebook animated emoji, it will react according to what it stands for. Animated emojis on Facebook consist of the heart emoji, the smiling face emoji, the surprised face emoji, the crying face and the angry face.

These reactive animated emojis can be used to react to people’s posts on the news feed, as well as in the messenger application. They can also be used in video chatting in messenger as a reaction. When you select the crying face, Facebook will animate the emoji by using it as a cover on your face on the screen and tears will appear to roll down your face as if you were really crying. When it comes to the heart emoji, this will create a reaction whereby a halo of hearts exploding will appear around your head.

How to use Facebook emojis in a status update and in comments and private messages

Users of the Facebook platform can make use of the emojis both animated and not animated in different ways. Emojis can be used in a status update to make your status more expressive. To be able to use emojis in your status update, you would need to start by putting together a status update by clicking on the “What’s on your mind” status box. You would then need to type out how you feel and click on the smiley face icon, which is located on the bottom-right of the status update to add an emoji to your status.

A variety of different emojis will pop up for you to select from and you can select the one you feel best fits with your status update, and what you are trying to express. When it comes to using emojis in comments and private messages, you would need to click in the comment box. Next, you would need to select the smiley face icon to display the emojis you can choose from, and simply choose the emoji you are looking to use to express yourself in the comment.

When it comes to using emojis in Messenger, you would need to open the conversation you are looking to use an emoji in. This could be an ongoing conversation or a new one. Select the smiley face icon on the right side of the text box and tap into the new EMOJI tab option and choose the emoji you are going to use.

What do animated emojis or reactions mean for Facebook users?

Since the animated emojis are commonly used when it comes to reacting to people’s posts on the Facebook news feed, by tapping the like button, it means that for the longest time, the only way users could react was through liking a post. In many cases, choosing to like a post was considered okay, but when it came to posts that called for different reactions, a like simply did not seem fitting anymore. Hence, Facebook made the decision to incorporate more reactionary animated emojis to accompany the like button and not limit people to just having to like a post in order to react to it, or resort to having to type put a response in the case where a like was not the right reaction to give.

In cases where a like was deemed as inappropriate, Facebook implemented the additional love face, sad face, crying face, angry face, and confused face to make it easier for users to be able to better express the right kind of reaction on posts where a like was not fitting. Through the animated reactionary emojis, users can now react accordingly to posts of different natures, instead of having to type out a response because a like would not work.

Facebook animated emojis are therefore emojis that can be used to express love, anger, confusion, shock or surprise and sadness.

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