WHATSAPP seems to borrow one of Facebook’s best features.
The new trick would allow you to respond to messages – instead of always having to reply.
References to the function have appeared in WhatsApp beta tests.
Whatsapp super detectives at WABetaInfo regularly scan the beta to uncover changes—big or small.
And a major change is the addition of message reactions.
It is expected to work the same way Facebookso you can respond to individual messages.
A previous tweet by WABetaInfo suggested that reactions include “thumbs up,” “love heart,” “crying with laughter,” “shocked,” “tearful,” and “praying,” or “high five.”
The upside is that you’ll probably end up texting less.
Instead of having to type in an answer, you can simply respond to something someone said.
This could mean getting more replies from die-hard anti-copywriters who often leave you reading.
A recent beta update suggested you could tap a message to see who responded — and with what emoji.
The bad news is that there’s no word on when (or if) WhatsApp will roll this out.
It can take months or even years for WhatsApp to be happy with it.
And the feature could just be scrapped before it ever sees the light of day.
Still, it seems likely.
Both Facebook and Instagram already have news reactions of some form.
So it makes sense that Meta would eventually add them to WhatsApp as well.
How to get WhatsApp beta
To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your 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.
Participating in the WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.
Follow Apple’s instructions here.
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