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WhatsApp users can include emoji reactions to status updates soon

WhatsApp is planning to add 8 new emojis reactions for its Status update. With this ‘Quick Reactions’ feature, users will be able to respond using emojis when viewing a status update.

Updated:Sun, May 01, 2022 6:03pm

By Md Waquar Haider

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WhatsApp is reportedly enveloping emoji-reactions for the platform. Users will be able to respond to status updates (WhatsApp's version of the Stories feature) using emoji with the 'Quick Reactions' feature.

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According to WABetainfo, quick reactions will come to WhatsApp Status in a future update. "Quick Reactions is a way to quickly send an emoji when viewing a status update on WhatsApp, so the same feature we use on Instagram when reacting to a Story," the report explains.

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WhatsApp is planning to add 8 new emojis to use as reactions: Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes, Face with Tears of Joy, Face with Open Mouth, Crying Face, Folded Hands, Clapping Hands, Party Popper, and Hundred Points.

"Actually, after reacting to status updates, the reaction is sent in the chat as a simple emoji message, but maybe WhatsApp is planning to develop a proper user interface when receiving reactions to your status updates: we have to wait for a future update to discover news," the report added.

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WhatsApp is now working on other important improvements. As per WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on bringing multi-device support to phones, which will enable you to use the same account on different phones.

The update will bring the new WhatsApp section called "Register Device as Companion," with a description explaining that the feature will allow you to use WhatsApp on another device. In addition, you may need to scan a QR code with your primary WhatsApp device. WABetaInfo says that the app will also let you link an Android tablet as a secondary device in the future.

WhatsApp announced a wide range of features recently. One of the major features that were on that list was the expansion of the voice calling feature. WhatsApp will now support 32 participants in a voice call.

In addition, WhatsApp is also working on a subscription plan for WhatsApp business accounts in a bid to offer additional features to businesses. "For example, you know you can normally link up to 4 devices when using multi-device, but if you subscribe to their new plan, you will be able to link up to 10 devices," a recent report noted.

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