According to a series of images shared by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp would be close to bringing message reactions to its application.
This new feature had already been announced a long time ago, however, until now it was not known when it would be available.
According to the report, the messaging service has worked on the reactions to the messages or “Tapbacks”, as they are known in other services, with development tests that were announced during the past summer.
WhatsApp is readying message reactions (secured by end-to-end encryption) in a new upcoming update of WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS. 👍❤️😂😮😢🙏 pic.twitter.com/o9CMW6pnsN
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) February 2, 2022
This tool will allow users of the application to react quickly and easily to a message, either by giving a thumbs up or thumbs down, for example, without having to write a longer response text.
The images that have been shared allow us to get an idea of how this resource will work. As in Messenger, people will see a row of emojis on WhatsApp just above a message.
For now it is not known if this will happen after a long press or the touch of a new button.
The service will offer six different reactions, including thumbs up, hearts, happy face, open mouth, crying and hands crossed.
When choosing a reaction, it will be displayed in a smaller profile at the bottom of the message.
According to the article, WhatsApp wants to bring message reactions to iOS and Android probably in an upcoming beta version before it is released to the public.