Social media giant Facebook has reportedly rolled out a feature that would allow Facebook users to check their friends. The social media giant is now testing a feature called “Your Emoji.”
Facebook rolls out “Your Emoji” feature
The “Your Emoji” is a new feature rolled out in Facebook Messenger. This new feature would allow Facebook users to choose an emoji on their Messenger profile. The emoji would last only for 24 hours, according to Facebook.
Facebook’s “Your Emoji” feature is similar to Down to Lunch, an offline meetup app. Other tech users claim that is also similar to AOL Instant Messenger’s old away messages.
A screenshot of Facebook Messenger’s new feature was taken by WhatsApp blog WABetaInfo and with Matt Navarra could be viewed at Techcrunch.
Also, a Facebook Messenger spokesperson confirmed that the company is now testing the feature. The company spokesperson further explained how the feature works as published in Techcrunch.
“We’re testing the ability for people to add an emoji to their profile photo in Messenger to let their friends know what they’re up to or how they’re feeling at the moment. We’re interested to see if people enjoy this feature, but we don’t have any additional information to share at this time,” a Messenger spokesperson confirmed in a statement this week.
Moreover, the Facebook Messenger’s feature would allow users to see other’s emoji in the Active tab on the Messenger. But other tech users claim that if this new feature would be successful as it could expand to appear in both inbox and other message threads.