WhatsApp just lately added a characteristic that permits customers to react to messages with emoji, identical to different Meta-owned social media platforms like Instagram. At present, you possibly can react to WhatsApp messages with a selection of six totally different emojis. However in response to WaBetaInfo, that’s set to alter with WhatsApp reportedly testing a characteristic which is able to give customers entry to all the library of emojis to react to messages.
At present, Meta-owned Instagram and Messenger enable customers to react to messages with an identical set of six emojis. However on each these platforms, there’s a “plus” image on the finish of the array of emojis. As soon as a consumer clicks on that, they’ll then react to the message with any emoji from the total emoji library.
WaBetaInfo had initially reported on some references to an identical capacity when reactions to messages was initially rolled out to WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52, however wasn’t but in a position to affirm it till now. However with the WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 replace, the choice to pick out any emoji from all the library is clearly seen.
Display screen recordings obtained by the WhatsApp info portal present how customers can click on on the plus image proper subsequent to the array of emojis so as to entry the total emoji library.
Lately, the moment messaging service was seen testing a characteristic that may enable customers to view WhatsApp Standing updates proper from inside the chat. This was one other characteristic that appeared to come back straight from Instagram. As soon as that replace will get a wider rollout, customers will now not should go to the “Standing” tab to view others’ tales. This might doubtlessly push extra customers towards viewing standing updates on WhatsApp. Whereas lots of WhatsApp’s current updates and options appeared to be aimed toward rising consumer privateness and safety, some, just like the emoji response and the tales from chat characteristic, appeared to be aimed toward rising consumer engagement.