Last year Google added emoji reacts to Google Meet, and it seems as though the company will be continuing the trend in 2024.

Next in line for an emoji-based reaction update? Google Phone. Only this time, we’re getting them in audio form.

Yep, per 9to5Google, the company has started rolling out “audio emoji” to Google Phone app users. Six emoji are available so far via the overflow menu: Clapping, Laughing, Party, Crying, Drum and, of course, the Poop emoji. The latter – you guessed it – plays a fart sound to all call participants. The Crying emoji gives a trombone noise, while the Drum gives the classic post-joke ba-dum ts.

Google hasn’t yet announced the feature officially, but screenshots have already started doing the rounds on social media. According to reports there’s a cooldown between each use of an audio emoji, so you can’t just sit there hammering out incessant fart sounds.

Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, is taking place in a couple of weeks, so we may get more information then.


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