WhatsApp Reactions feature is about to receive an update two months after it initially began rolling out. The users were limited to just six reactions which are-like, love, laugh, surprise, sad, and thanks. However, they will now be eligible to use any emoji while responding to a message. CEO of WhatsApp’s parent company Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, declared openly that the rollout had started in an Instagram post on Monday.
The WhatsApp Reactions feature was initially launched in early May, after at least four years of experimentation by WhatsApp. The instant messaging service competed with its rivals such as Telegram, iMessage, Slack, and even Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg( through his post ), while declaring the rollout of the Reactions update, also conveyed some of his favorite emojis for Reactions, including robot face, french fries, man surfing, sunglasses smiley, the 100 percent symbol, and the fist bump.
WhatsApp has been assessing various features in the recent past, according to the reports by beta testers. These contain a chat sync feature for Android phones to enable users to log in from another handset, along with the ability to hide one’s online status from specific contacts and a lot more.
In June, WhatsApp started enabling granular privacy controls for users, allowing them to choose who in their contacts will be able to see their About status, their Last Seen and their Profile Photo. Zuckerberg also recently announced in June that the potential to easily transfer WhatsApp data from an Android smartphone to an iPhone would soon be released. As per recent reports, “It is still in testing.”