This has long been the case in networks and news services such as Facebook and Twitter: WhatsApp is now also testing the reaction to messages with emojis, the media reported.
The developers of WhatsApp Messenger are testing a long-awaited function in beta: reactions to messages. The feature that allows users to reply to messages with simple icons is available for select Android 2.22.8. Like the WABetainfo blog reports in the introduction.
He goes on to say that in the beta version, there are six emojis for replies to messages: a surprised, laughing, sad emoji, a thumbs up, and a grateful hand gesture. Photos must be activated and changed with a long press of the thumb on the received message.
The feature should also come in the iOS version
As reported by the American magazine TheVergeThe feature will likely also be released for iOS users. Since January, a button to control the so-called “reaction notifications” has appeared in the iOS beta version of WhatsApp. A similar setting is also available in the current beta version of the desktop version of Whatsapp.
It was already known at the end of last year that the job would come. Emoji interactions have long been integrated into other messengers and SMS services such as Apple’s iMessage, Facebook’s Messenger, and Twitter. We have summarized in an article about the functions that WhatsApp is planning for this year.
Among other things, WhatsApp will in the future vEnhanced group functionality comes with more admin rights. also The functionality of multiple devices will be expanded.