Emojis are everywhere these days, and with good reason. One of the biggest problems with the web is the distinct lack of context and nuance. How many times have you said something in jest, only to have it taken seriously? Hence the need for emojis, a shorthand way of adding an extra layer of meaning to your words.
No wonder Google has made them such an integral part of Supersonic.
A Messaging App With a Difference
Supersonic, or Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger, to give it its full title, is essentially a messaging app. You can enjoy one-on-one chats with friends, start group chats with lots of friends, or even use the Supersonic Lounge to chat to complete strangers.
Recipients can either read or listen to your messages. However, taking a leaf out of Snapchat’s book, your Supersonic messages all have a short shelf life. This means that once your message has been read or heard, it will disappear forever.
The already announced Uptime is currently an iOS exclusive, with no mention of an Android version in the works. However, Supersonic is available for free on Android and on iOS right now.
Do We Need Another Messaging App?
I for one, don’t. But then I’m old and my opinion on these things no longer counts.
Do we need yet another messaging app? Does Supersonic fill a void that needed filling? Do you understand the appeal of emojis? Or do you avoid using them whenever possible? If you have download Supersonic, what do you think of it? Please let us know in the comments below!
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