WhatsApp to bring quick reactions to status updates!
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While WhatsApp is working on bringing a new version of message reactions by adding the ability to react to messages with any emoji, the company is now developing another new feature: quick reactions, according to WABetaInfo.
What are quick reactions? It is a way to quickly send an emoji when viewing a status update on WhatsApp, so the same feature we use on Instagram when reacting to a story!
When you are viewing a status update from WhatsApp Desktop, WhatsApp is planning to add 8 new emojis to use as reactions: Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes, Face with Tears of Joy, Face with Open Mouth, Crying Face, Folded Hands, Clapping Hands, Party Popper, and Hundred Points.
Actually, after reacting to status updates, the reaction is sent in the chat as a simple emoji message, but maybe WhatsApp is planning to develop a proper user interface when receiving reactions to your status updates: we have to wait for a future update to discover news.
In addition, note that even if the screenshot is taken from WhatsApp Desktop beta, we really suppose it may also be available in a new update of WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS in the future: in this case, we will announce it in a new changelog.
Since this feature is under development, there is no information about the release date so we do not know when it will be available to beta testers, but a new post will be available on this website when the feature is ready.