fans of the emoji and of WhatsApp have a reason to be excited this Monday, as it was reported that an official update will slowly begin to be released so that users can react with any emoticon to a message.
Everything was announced by the CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, in a Facebook post. “We are rolling out the ability to use any emoji as a reaction on WhatsApp,” the CEO wrote before listing a couple of his favorite emojis.
Like the emoji reactions above, the feature can be accessed by long-pressing on the message you want to react to. This opens the menu containing the six previous emoji reactions along with one more new icon. Tapping the plus icon opens a menu containing all available emoji, ranging from standard smiley faces to recent additions like the hello emoji and melted face, and also includes different skin tone variations.
Since you asked…
… all emoji Reactions are here! We’re feeling 🤩😎🙌🤸🎉💚 about it.
Starting to roll out now to Android and iOS pic.twitter.com/Opk7x0n0VP
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) July 11, 2022
The expanded emoji reaction feature has previously been seen in beta versions of the service, including in iOS and Android, and brings WhatsApp online with functionality already available in Meta’s Messenger service. The expanded emoji reactions feature is rolling out now and will be available to all WhatsApp users in the coming weeks.