WHATSAPP is working on another new emoji feature – status reactions.
The surprising change comes just weeks after WhatsApp added emoji reactions.
These emoji message reactions allow you to use any symbol to interact with a text.
But WhatsApp is now planning a similar feature for WhatsApp Status.
These are the temporary Instagram story style posts that some people upload to WhatsApp.
It was revealed by WABetaInfoa specialized fansite looking for new features in WhatsApp’s beta testing app.
The new feature allows you to quickly respond to status updates.
There are eight different emojis to choose from in the trial version.
- Smiling face with heart eyes
- Face with tears of joy
- face with open mouth
- crying face
- clasped hands
- clapping hands
- party popper
- hundred points
If you reply with a quick reaction, the emoji will be sent to the chat immediately.
This appears as a message reply.
Unfortunately, it’s unclear when exactly this feature will be introduced as it’s still “in development”.
This means that even beta testers cannot actively use the feature yet.
It could arrive in weeks or months – and possibly even be scrapped before it hits the market.
If you want to try all the latest WhatsApp features first, follow our guide to joining the beta below.
This is the best way to unlock emoji quick reactions for statuses before everyone else.
How to join WhatsApp Beta
To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your smartphone 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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