Users of WhatsApp may soon be able to react to messages using any of their favorite emoticons. The news came soon after the Facebook-owned company was found introducing reactions to its platform, which function similarly to how people react to Facebook Messenger chats. According to reports, the reactions will appear right below the available texts on the app.
Users can utilize the reactions in both individual and group conversations, and participants in a group chat can see who used certain emoji to react to a specific message. As a result, responses to a WhatsApp message will no longer be anonymous. Message reactions on Twitter and iMessage, on the other hand, are limited, with only a few preset emoticons to choose from.
WhatsApp has not stated when message reactions would be available on the platform. According to the WhatsApp feature tracker website, WABetaInfo, the feature will be accessible for Android Beta as well, as they shared screenshots taken from WhatsApp for iPhone.
To use the message reactions, users must update to the current version of WhatsApp or have compatible phones.
In other developments, all users may now download a new animated sticker collection based on the Netflix series Money Heist. The bundle includes 17 stickers to commemorate the debut of Netflix's Money Heist's fifth and final season. The sticker pack may be found on WhatsApp and can also be downloaded via a deep link.