WHATSAPP is about to add hundreds of emojis to one of its best features.
A secret update to the app has been revealed — and could go live in a matter of weeks.
It’s linked to Message Reactions, a new feature that launched earlier this year.
Here’s how you can respond to custom messages with emoji—just like on Facebook.
For now, all you have to do is use six preselected icons.
WhatsApp uses its beta app to test new features before they go live to the general public.
And it’s the beta apartment This revealed a new feature in development that lets you choose any emoji to respond to a message.
“WhatsApp has developed a sliding section where you can easily select and find any emoji you want to use to react to the message,” WABetaInfo explained.
“In addition, in the same section we also find a line dedicated to our recently selected reactions.”
The bad news is that it’s unclear exactly when the feature will roll out.
It hasn’t even appeared properly for beta testers yet.
So it can take weeks or even months to land on your phone.
If you want to try WhatsApp features before everyone else, follow our guide to joining the beta below.
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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