For several months, much has been said about this long-awaited function that will put on the board a new option for users in their communication intentions.
The feature has been in beta for a few weeks, but will now begin to roll out gradually in the stable version for all subscribers to the instant messaging app.
As mentioned before, this function will allow you to reply to a message from any WhatsApp chat using an emoji, in the same way that it already happens on other platforms such as Facebook Messenger or Telegram.
For now, this function will come with just six reactions, which promise to be able to be used both in WhatsApp mobile apps and from its desktop version.
Now we will tell you everything you need to know about these new reactions as well as the simple process to use this new WhatsApp tool.
What are the reactions that reach WhatsApp?
As mentioned before, for now there will be a portfolio of six different reactions, which seem to understand the most frequent or used emotions:
- 👍: Thumbs up. It is a sign of approval or confirmation.
- ❤️: Heart. A positive reaction that now has connotations of liking, charm, or infatuation.
- 😂: Laughter. Used to show the sympathy and grace that content can generate.
- 😮: Surprised face. Simply for a message that has left us speechless.
- 😢: Sad face. Nothing more than a reaction to something that has clouded our day.
- 🙏: Palms together. Its meaning varies depending on the context. It can be used to ask for something, as an expression of hope (“I hope so”) or as a sign of support
How are they used?
Using this new option in WhatsApp is simple. It will be enough to click on the message to which you want to react so that the emojis are displayed superimposed on a top menu.
From there, you only have to select the desired reaction so that it is sent and visible to both parties (sender and receiver) at the bottom. In the case of groups, it will be visible to everyone.
It is important to mention that in case of confusion the reactions can be changed following the same process.