Surprising WhatsApp update revealed – and it will change your emoji AGAIN

WHATSAPP makes another optimization to its emoji reaction feature.

A new update is currently being tested that will make it even more useful.

There's another change coming soon to WhatsApp reactions


There’s another change coming soon to WhatsApp reactionsPhoto credit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

Emoji reactions were introduced earlier this year, giving you the ability to reply to texts without having to type them.

Earlier this week, WhatsApp expanded reactions to allow chatters to use any emoji.

Now WhatsApp is testing a new text preview that appears when you get a reaction in a specific chat.

This appears in the chat list and lets you know who responded to what.

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It was uncovered by the WhatsApp data miners over there WABetaInfowho are testing a trial version of the app for new features.

The change is currently in testing, so it may take days, weeks, or months to roll out.

But in the meantime, you can now use the full emoji keyboard for WhatsApp reactions.

This is in contrast to the old list of standard six emojis: Like, Love, Laugh, Shocked, Teary Eye, and Pray (or high five…).

“We’re introducing the ability to use any emoji in response to WhatsApp,” he said Pile of sugar in one Facebook Post.

Zuckerberg announced that the feature is rolling out, so you should see it very soon.

First, make sure you are using the latest version of WhatsApp.

That means checking the App Store on iPhone or the Google Play Store on Android.

After updating, go into a chat and press and hold on a message to respond to it.

You will see a plus icon in the new reaction bar.

This way you can choose any emoji of your choice – as long as it’s available on your device.

If you still don’t see it, don’t panic.

New features can often take a little time to roll out, so they may not have arrived on your phone yet.

Check every day if you can make it.

In any case, the feature isn’t a total surprise: it’s actually been in testing for a few weeks.

What’s surprising is that all of the emoji reactions made it to the live app so quickly – the process often takes months.

If you want to try other upcoming WhatsApp features before everyone else, you can join the beta.

Follow our guide below to get involved.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone you have to go Google Play on yours Android and search for whatsapp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Join the WhatsApp beta iOS to the iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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