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This article was published on August 4, 2016


Facebook Messenger finally lets you resize any emoji

Facebook Messenger finally lets you resize any emoji

You know how you can send giant thumb-ups on Messenger by holding down the like button?

(If not, you can send a giant thumb-up on Messenger by holding down the like button).

Facebook just announced you can do the same with any other emoji now. Just tap and hold on it and it will enlarge; the longer you hold, the larger it gets. It will be sent to your friend as soon as you let go.

The feature is definitely taking a page out Google’s upcoming Allo chat app, which lets you resize any message(not just emoji), but hey, we’re not complaining. Anything that adds a bit of expressiveness to otherwise static instant messaging is a good thing in our book.

The feature is available on iOS now and will be rolling out to Android and messenger.com soon.

Update (August 26): You can now resize emoji on Android too.

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