September 25, 2022
WhatsApp rolls out Message Reaction to Android users in beta, 6 emojis to choose from: Report

WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out the message response feature for Android users on beta. The new feature currently offers six emoji reactions. As per the report, the ability to react to messages is limited to select users, but everyone should be able to see the emoji reactions. Emoji reactions are available on other meta-owned platforms such as Instagram and Messenger. They are also available for users on Discord, Slack and Telegram. WhatsApp has not officially confirmed when all users will get the emoji reaction feature.

according to a report good By WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is now rolling out the emoji reaction feature for Android users on beta. The WhatsApp feature tracker has mentioned that the new feature is available for users on WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.8.3.1. It is only available for select beta testers, but according to the report, everyone should be able to see the reactions to the messages.

Users are asked to receive six emoji reactions – eg, love, laughter, surprise, sadness and thank you. There is no information whether users will be able to customize or change the emoji in message responses.

WABetaInfo also tweeted Since the message reaction notification setting is available on all three platforms- Android, iOS and desktop, it may soon officially roll out on WhatsApp across all three platforms. However, since there has been no official confirmation from the meta-owned platform, the information should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Earlier this month, the WhatsApp Message Reaction feature was spotted for WhatsApp Desktop Beta 2.2208.1. However, this option was not available to public beta testers. The new feature is titled React to Message and is available in the drop-down message menu. WhatsApp has also been seen testing adding a shortcut for emoji reactions next to messages on the desktop app. With this, users will be able to react to the message immediately.

As mentioned, message responses are already available on Meta’s other platforms, such as Instagram and Messenger. It remains to be seen when the social media giant will officially introduce this feature via a stable update on WhatsApp. The emoji message reaction feature is already available for users on Discord, Slack and Telegram.


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