There has been complaints from a lot players that they have lost Pokemon in Pokemon Go during the egg hatching process and due to the animation that followed afterwards. There’s some good news for them now as they can skip the egg animation which can save them from losing Pokemon.
According to Reddit user UppyGSY, the egg animation can be skipped by pinching inwards (as if you are zooming out a map) on your phone when the “Oh?” message pops up. This actually cancels the animation for that particular egg.
This however, doesn’t affect the Pokemon hatched from the egg as you still receive it. The animation actually doesn’t have any technical connection with the hatching process and is just for visual appeal. The hatching of the egg is already completed before the animation.
However, UppyGSY clarified that the same process doesn’t apply for the evolution animation and there’s no known working method at the moment that allows you to skip them in the game.