If reports are to be believed, then, Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp is likely to avail more message reaction features in the coming days. According to the latest report from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently working on additional emoji reactions for the application. While the WhatsApp beta for Android can now send message reactions with all emojis, the feature is yet to come for WhatsApp Beta on iOS. While the feature is still under development, it is expected to roll out soon for both Android and iOS platforms. However, the report does not mention anything regarding the availability of the feature for WhatsApp desktop users.
In the report, WABetaInfo mentions that users will be able to view and select from a ‘recent reactions’ section, similar to Instagram. It mentions that “WhatsApp has developed a draggable section where you can easily select and search for any emoji you want to use for reacting to the message!” Adding to it, the publication mentions that “we can also find a row dedicated to our recently chosen reactions in the same section.”
Recently, WhatsApp launched a feature that allows users to quickly react to a message with emojis. At the time of launch, the feature had six emojis in total, including thumbs up, heart, laughing with tears, surprised face, sad with tears and joined hands. Now, the platform is working to add more options to the emoji reactions. The feature to react with emoji reactions is also available on Facebook Messenger, Instagram and other messaging platforms such as Telegram.
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