Resolved How do the Apple Watch Animated Emojis show up on text? Not iMessage

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  1. dilap, May 18, 2015
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    dilap macrumors 6502a

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    I know they work on iMessage, but anyone tried this? Are they GIFS?
     
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    You can't actually send them unless the apps detect the remote user has an Apple Watch, they lock down into the basic set.
     
  3. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's with digital touch but I have sent messages to people without apple watches like this.
     
  4. chrishawes macrumors member

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    They're .emoji files, I've not looked in to the format yet. You can see them in your sent messages on your phone.
     
  5. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have you seen how they show up on Android?
     
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    I tried it with my wife who doesn't have an Apple Watch - just an iPhone, I only get the basic set of emojis to use and can't select the animated ones.
     
  7. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, they show up as animated but with a black background, which is slightly inelegant considering the messaging background is white.
     
  8. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Android as well?
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes, it does show up like we see it on iPhone with black background.
     
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    That's great, thanks! :)
     

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