WhatsApp is reportedly working to deliver reactions—the emoji-based non-responses already supplied by iMessage, Google Message, and different messaging instruments—to its platform.
The primary proof of WhatsApp planning to introduce message reactions arrived in August, in response to WABetaInfo, which reported on Nov. 25 that customers will have the ability to see precisely how different folks responded to a specific message utilizing a devoted “response data” pane.
WhatsApp’s message reactions function appears to have modified because it’s developed. WABetaInfo reported in September that customers may ship any emoji as a response, however now it says WhatsApp will restrict reactions to only six emoji: thumbs-up, coronary heart, prayer fingers, and three totally different smileys.
WABetaInfo reports that reactions have “been spotted during the development of WhatsApp beta for iOS, but WhatsApp is also working on bringing the same ability on WhatsApp beta for Android as well.” (Hopefully the reactions work across both platforms out of the field.)
WhatsApp did not instantly reply to a request for remark. It is value noting that regardless that it seems to have been engaged on message reactions for some time, there is no assure the function will debut any time quickly, and it’d change fairly a bit within the improvement course of.