Apple recently revealed that its upcoming iOS 10 update holds some good news for emoji lovers: The iPhone’s pictograph palette will soon be more extensive than ever.
The Cupertino company gave a clearer picture of what that new emoji-verse will look like this weekend with the release of four new animated sticker packs for those testing the beta version of the operating system.
Like Facebook Messenger, Apple’s latest software allows third-party developers to add specially designed emoji or gif packs to its iMessage app through an API.
The new sets — old-school Mac icons, three-dimensional smileys, heart animations and hand signs — were available in the iTunes app store as of Friday night, according to 9to5Mac.
The collections can be accessed within Apple’s redesigned Messages app under a tab with the App Store icon.
Apple announced the third-party integration at its World Wide Developer’s Conference last month along with a host of other new messaging features, including emoji suggestions, a drawing pad and a built-in reaction GIF search.