October 3, 2022
WhatsApp Messages Emoji Reaction Animations Spotted on Android: Description

WhatsApp is working on a feature that will allow users to “react” to messages on the service using emoji, and the app was recently seen working on the ability to view response information for messages. Now, the meta-owned messaging service is said to be working on a new animation for when a user reacts to a message. Reactions to Messages will eventually be tested on the beta channel of Android, iOS, WhatsApp Web and the official desktop app before it is rolled out to users on the stable channel.

new one report good The feature tracker by WABetaInfo shows a new animation being developed on WhatsApp for Android when reacting to messages on the app. The animation shows the selected emoji reaction “jumping” at the bottom of the message, and can be used to draw the user’s attention to the selected emoji reaction. The message response feature is currently unavailable to users including the beta channel, as it is currently under development.

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Selecting an emoji to respond to a message now shows a new animation
photo credit: WABetaInfo

Last week, WhatsApp was seen working on message reaction on WhatsApp desktop beta version. Feature Tracker shared a screenshot of the feature, showing an emoji icon next to individual messages, which when clicked shows a panel with six emoji. The animation shared from the Android app and the WhatsApp desktop app both show the same emoji – thumbs up, red heart, face with tears of joy, shocked face, crying face and folded hands emoji. At the moment it is not clear whether WhatsApp will let users react to messages with other emoji when development is complete.

WhatsApp message responses were first seen in August 2021, and the company has been developing the feature for months, while glimpses of the feature are sometimes seen online, giving users an idea of ​​what to expect. Responding to messages with emoji isn’t a new feature — it’s already available on several messaging platforms, including Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Signal and Telegram. WhatsApp has not yet officially announced Message Responses, and the feature may see further changes and improvements before it is released to users.


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