WhatsApp is finally rolling out the Reactions feature to its users. “Reactions on WhatsApp start rolling out today. We’re including [hands joined emoji] to help spread thanks and appreciation. More expressions coming soon,” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.
In his post he said, “Reactions on WhatsApp start rolling out today 👍❤️😂😮😢🙏”. He further added, “We’re including 🙏 to help spread thanks and appreciation. More expressions coming soon.”Talking about the latest up-gradation on the WhatsApp app, the ‘Reaction’ feature will make it easier for users to send emojis to single messages. Until now, a user had to type an emoji to react to a message. However, from today it will be done instantly by just tapping and holding the message you want to react to.
The WhatsApp reaction feature will work in a way similar to Instagram and Facebook Messenger.
WhatsApp reaction feature: How it works
- Step 1: Open WhatsApp, then open a chat
- step 2: Press and hold the message you want to react to
- Step 3: The app will show six different emojis to react
- Step 4: Drag your thump to the desired emoji and leave it
- Step 5: Your reaction will appear on that message instantly.
This particular feature will be especially be useful in Group chats that can get overwhelmed for numerous short messages. With the reactions feature you won’t have to type a separate reply. You just have to tap and hold. This substantially decreases the overall response time.