Whatsapp to add more reaction emojis in a future update. All you need to know
WhatsApp is working to add more reactions features in future updates. The Meta-owned instant messaging app had previously announced WhatsApp user reactions in future updates where an individual or a group can react to a particular message by long-pressing the message. It’s similar to reactions from Facebook and Messenger.
In the latest update, WhatsApp would add more reaction options for Android users. Users can react with more emojis in future updates. So far, only a few selected emojis are available to react. The future update may also add various skin tones in reactions.
WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo wrote: “When the new version of message reactions rolls out to beta testers, they will be able to select more emojis by pressing the plus button. When you press the plus button, you can choose the emoji from the emoji keyboard so you can really send any emoji as a reaction!”
“This feature is under development, so it will be rolling out to users after the release of the first version of message reactions, which is limited to 6 emojis: Like, Love, Laughing, Surprised, Sad, and Thank You. In the meantime, WhatsApp is working on improving the final version of message reactions, to ensure the best bug-free experience for its users,” he added.
In another development, WhatsApp is also leveraging the ability to keep disappearing messages so that you can remove the expiration of a disappearing message, in case you still want to keep it in the chat after it expires.
“When you save a message, it will not disappear from the chat after it expires, but anyone can cancel it in case they don’t agree to keep the message in the chat after the expiration,” WABetaInfo said. .
If a message is kept, it means it was a vanishing message converted to a normal message to avoid expiration. When someone tries to delete a message, the message is immediately deleted for everyone and it disappears from the chat, he noted.