WhatsApp allows users to apply any of their favorite emojis as reactions to the message. The new development comes just days after WhatsApp was detected by adding message reactions to its platform that would work similar to how you can react to messages received in iMessage, Twitter and even in the Facebook Messenger app itself. Separately, WhatsApp has released a new sticker pack called Sticker Heist to commemorate the release of the fifth season of Netflix’s popular Money Heist show, whose final season was released on Friday.
As indicated through a screenshot shared by WhatsApp features WABetaInfo tracker, the reactions of messages would appear right below the texts available in the application. The Message Reactions feature will likely be provided for both individual and group chats, and people in the conversation can see who has reacted to a specific message. This means that reactions to a message on WhatsApp would not be anonymous.
WABetaInfo reports that users would be able to use any emoji they wanted. This sounds similar to how you can use any emoji to react to a message on Facebook Messenger. However, it is different from the reactions to messages available on Twitter and iMessage, where users don’t have many options and there are only a few preloaded emojis to react.
Details of exactly when reactions to messages will be part of WhatsApp have not yet been announced. The screenshot also appears to have been taken from an iPhone version of WhatsApp. However, WABetaInfo says WhatsApp is working to bring reactions to WhatsApp messages for Android beta as well.
Previously known details suggested that users would be required to have the compatible version of WhatsApp available on their devices to see reactions to messages on their terminals. Users who do not have this version will be prompted to update the app.
Although the message reactions feature is not yet available, WhatsApp has launched Sticker Heist as its new animated sticker pack for all users. The package includes 17 stickers to commemorate the launch of the fifth and final season of Netflix’s Money Heist program.
Users can get the new sticker pack directly from the sticker store available on WhatsApp. Alternatively, it can be downloaded from a direct link.
WABetaInfo initially reported about the Money Heist focused sticker pack. However, Gadgets 360 was able to independently verify its arrival for Android and iPhone users.
Season 5 of Money Heist premiered worldwide on Friday. It is also available in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu to Netflix users in India – just like in previous seasons of the show.
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