EMOJI reactions are finally arriving on WhatsApp as part of a major update releasing “soon”.
The meta’s own app was testing the idea for some time, but bosses have confirmed it will become a reality.
Emoji reactions are a long-requested option that allows people to save time and effort by quickly adding a heart or smiley face next to individual messages.
In addition to a heart and a laughing face, users will find the shocked face, the sad face, and the praying hands.
But WhatsApp boss Will Cathcart said this is just the beginning.
In future you can send any emoji in any skin color as a reaction.
The announcement came as the popular messaging app announced a brand new megagroups feature called Communities.
Elsewhere, the company said a new admin delete option is available for groups, allowing admins to “remove erroneous or problematic messages from all chats.”
Voice calls get a boost too, as up to 32 people can be on a call at the same time.
And if you want to share larger files via WhatsApp, you’re in luck too.
The maximum size increases to a decent 2 GB (gigabytes), allowing you to send more photos and bulky videos to friends.
Meta hasn’t given an exact date as to when they will all launch.
But a representative said The edge You can expect to see them “soon”.
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