WhatsApp is getting a HUGE shock upgrade today — and it’s changing emoji forever

With WHATSAPP you can finally react to texts with ANY emoji.

The shock update was announced today by Mark Zuckerberg, who runs Meta, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

There is a brand new WhatsApp feature that is rolling out

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There is a brand new WhatsApp feature that is rolling outPhoto credit: Facebook / Mark Zuckerberg

Whatsapp Emoji reactions were added earlier this year, but they’re strictly limited to six preselected emoji.

These were: Like, Love, Laugh, Shocked, Teary Eye and Pray (or high five…).

Now you can access the full emoji keyboard for whatsapp reactions.

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

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The feature is rolling out, so you should see it on WhatsApp very soon.

Look for a new plus symbol in the reaction options to use any emoji.

Make sure you are using the latest version of WhatsApp.

If you still don’t see it, don’t panic: it may take a while to arrive on your phone.

The feature isn’t a total surprise: it’s been in testing for a few weeks.

But it’s unusual for a feature to make it to the live app so quickly.

You can test new WhatsApp features before anyone else by joining the beta.

If you want to do that, follow our guide below.

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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