Finally, the wait is over and Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has started rolling out Reactions feature. The announcement was made by Meta Platforms Inc’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg via Instagram and Facebook.
With the introduction of Reaction feature, WhatsApp will catch up with its competitors such as Telegram and iMessage.
The just added feature will allow users to quickly react to messages with an emoji. Initially, there will be six emojis including – like, love, laugh, surprise, sad, and thanks. More expression will be added soon, informed Zuckerberg
Earlier, Zuckerberg, had teased the feature as coming soon in the company’s big reveal about WhatsApp Communities last month
Initially referred to as Emoji Reactions, Message Reactions, and Quick Reactions in the past, the WhatsApp Reactions feature has been in testing since 2018. Earlier, they were planning to stay limited to sticker reactions, before it took something similar to its final form in testing last year.
Last month, WhatsApp added a new feature to WhatsApp called Communities. The newly added feature will enable people to bring together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure that works for them.
This will allow people to receive updates sent to the entire Community and easily organize smaller discussion groups on what matters to them. Communities will also contain powerful new tools for admins, including announcement messages that are sent to everyone and control over which groups can be included.
WhatsApp had also teased more upcoming updates, including increased file sharing limit (up to 2GB) and the ability to enable group audio calls for up to 32 people simultaneously, of which so far only the latter has been rolled out.
WhatsApp is also making a number of improvements to how groups work on WhatsApp — whether or not they are part of a Community. WhatsApp believes these will help people share in new ways and reduce overload in larger chats.
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