The new WhatsApp Reactions feature is rolling out to users: here’s what’s new


WhatsApp started rolling out the Reactions feature in May. All users of the instant messaging app received the feature within weeks of the announcement. Now WhatsApp is rolling out support for all emojis as reactions. Previously, users were limited to just six options. Now all available emojis can be used to reply to text messages. The rollout announcement was made by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Also Read – WhatsApp gets ability to send messages, mute individual users in group call

In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said, β€œWe are rolling out the ability to use any emoji in reaction on WhatsApp. Some of my favorites: πŸ€–πŸŸπŸ„β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ’―πŸ‘Š”. Currently, the feature is not available to all users, but it will be rolling out to all users in the coming weeks. To ensure that you get the new feature, the user should keep the app updated at all times. Also Read – WhatsApp Users Can Now Transfer Message Data from Android to iPhone

WhatsApp had announced the Reactions feature at the beginning of April and the feature was delivered a month later. The instant messaging app has also introduced a host of other features, including WhatsApp Communities, a version of Telegram’s channel ecosystem. Also Read – How to Convert Your Photo into a WhatsApp Sticker: A Step-by-Step Guide

WhatsApp has also introduced new voice calling features which have been rolled out. This includes more participants in a single voice call as well as the overall call interface. Users can easily add up to 32 people in a single call. Icons representing participants have been reduced to show the audio waveform format. Previously, users could only add eight people to a call.

How to use the WhatsApp Reactions feature?

You can currently use the Reactions feature with six emojis. Here’s how to use it.

-First, open any chat you want to react to
-Long press on the message you want to react to
-As soon as you do this, a pop-up with six different emojis will appear
– Just slide your thumb/finger to the desired emoji and leave it
-Soon you will see the reaction under that particular post.

This particular feature will come in handy in group chats that can be overwhelmed with lots of short messages. With the reactions feature, you won’t have to type a separate response. You just need to press and hold. This greatly reduces the overall response time.

How to change your existing reaction

-You can change your reaction to another.
-Long press on a message you reacted to.
-Tap a different emoji.

How to delete an existing reaction

-You can delete your reaction to a message. No notification will be sent to the sender of the message if you delete a reaction.
– Long press on the message you reacted to or tap on the reaction.
-Tap the emoji you reacted with to delete it.

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