WhatsApp will soon launch a new feature that will allow you to reply to messages directly with any emoji. Until now, only six fixed emojis were available for this. This works from a Facebook post by Meta boss Mark Zuckerbergwho also shared his favorite message reaction emojis.
WhatsApp only introduced the ability to reply to messages with emojis in May 2022. Now this option will be significantly expanded. Instead of the previous thumbs up, heart, tears of laughter, surprise, sadness, and praying hands (thank you), all emojis can be used as a reaction. WhatsApp is thus responding to requests from users who wanted such a feature, as a video on Twitter shows.
Advanced emoji reaction feature
The feature is already present in the beta versions of WhatsApp on Android and iOS, writes the American technology magazine The Verge. The extended emoji reaction feature will now be rolled out to all users step by step. That will happen “in the coming weeks.” WhatsApp also did not give an exact time of when the feature will be available in Germany.
The advanced emoji reaction will probably be as accessible as before. Currently, all you have to do in WhatsApp is click on an incoming message in a chat and select one of the available emojis from the context menu that appears.
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