WhatsApp: reactions to messages with emojis coming soon
WhatsApp will soon have a new feature: message reactions. This is not really a revolution, since many instant communication services already use this process.
WhatsApp continues to modernize. The messaging service owned by Facebook will soon welcome a brand new feature: message reactions. It will be possible react to a text sent by a contact.
This process is not new, since it already exists on a multitude of messaging services, such as Messengers, Twitter DMs or Discord. It’s a good way to show his reaction to a message sent without necessarily having to answer it. Why add a “lol” when a laughing emoji is enough? This greatly streamlines conversations, especially to several.
It is the WABetaInfo site that shows us the first visual of this feature. As expected, we can see an additional bubble under the message with different reactions. For the moment, we don’t know how many emojis can be used, but we will have the right to the classic smiley who smiles, the surprised smiley and the unhappy smiley … It should be noted that, like on most other platforms, the reactions are not anonymous. In a group, everyone can see your emoji. So be careful before laughing at a sad message. These reactions are currently available to beta users, and everyone else should be entitled to them within days or weeks on both Android and iOS.
WhatsApp will review the design of its messages
WABetaInfo noted another change in the design of the posts. The windows are indeed slightly larger, which gives less packed messages, especially those including links. What’s more, the contrast has been revised. A very minor change that most people won’t notice, but it does exist.
WhatsApp therefore continues to improve in small steps. Recently, for example, the application allowed users to send better quality videos, but also to send ephemeral messages. The reactions are therefore not a revolution, but another building block. WhatsApp has a long way to go to regain the trust of users after the abrupt change in its terms of service a few months ago.