WhatsApp is reportedly releasing message reactions characteristic for Android customers on beta. The brand new characteristic presently gives six emoji reactions. As per the report, the power to react to messages is proscribed to pick customers however everybody ought to be capable to see the emoji reactions. Emoji reactions have been out there on different Meta-owned platforms like Instagram and Messenger. They’ve additionally been out there to customers on Discord, Slack, and Telegram. WhatsApp has not formally confirmed when all customers will get the emoji reactions characteristic.
As per a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is now rolling out emoji reactions characteristic to Android customers on beta. The WhatsApp options tracker has talked about that the brand new characteristic is obtainable to customers on WhatsApp Beta for Android 188.8.131.52. It is just out there for choose beta testers however everybody ought to be capable to view the reactions on messages, as per the report.
Customers are mentioned to get six emoji reactions — Like, Love, Chuckle, Stunned, Unhappy, and Thanks. There isn’t a data if customers will be capable to customise or change emojis in message reactions.
WABetaInfo additionally tweeted that because the message reactions notifications setting is obtainable on all three platforms — Android, iOS, and desktop — it could roll out formally to WhatsApp on all three platforms someday very quickly. Nonetheless, since there isn’t a official affirmation from the Meta-owned platform, the knowledge needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.
Earlier this month, WhatsApp message reactions characteristic was noticed for WhatsApp Desktop beta 2.2208.1. Nonetheless, the choice was not out there to public beta testers. The brand new characteristic is titled React to message and is obtainable within the drop-down message menu. WhatsApp has additionally been noticed testing including a shortcut for emoji reactions subsequent to messages on the desktop app. This is able to allow customers to shortly react to messages.
As talked about, message reactions are already out there on Meta’s different platforms equivalent to Instagram and Messenger. It stays to be seen when the social media large will introduce the characteristic formally on WhatsApp by way of a secure replace. The emoji message response characteristic is already out there to customers on Discord, Slack, and Telegram.