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WhatsApp features you should look out for: Language change, message reactions and more

WhatsApp is likely to roll out new features including message reactions, pause and play for voice recordings, global voice note player, manual app language change and more in the coming weeks.

By Priya Singh | Updated:Wed, March 23, 2022 12:09pm

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Message reactions

As reported by WABetaInfo, beta version 2.22.8.3 has started receiving the message reaction feature. After long pressing a text, users can send one of six emoji reactions: With a long-press of a received message, the feature lets users react with one of six emoji: thumbs up, heart, crying, laugher, shocked face, or folded hands. (Image: WABetaInfo)

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Manual Language Change

WhatsApp comeswith support for over 60 languages and automatically decides the language of the app according to the system language. Now, the messaging platform is working on a feature that will let users manually change the app language if they want. As shown in the screenshot, there will be a new "App Language" option that will allow users to change the language. (Image: WABetaInfo)

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Multi-device support

With the new WhatsApp update, your primary device will not have to remain online in order to access the platform. WhatsApp has announced that the new version of the app is being rolled out for WhatsApp Web and Desktop. With the new update, your primary device will not have to remain online in order to access the platform. The functionality will be coming to all iOS users in March and Android users in April. (Image: Pixabay)

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Pause, Play voice recording

A report by WABetaInfo has revealed that the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.6.7 update is bringing the ability to pause and resume voice recordings. (Image: Pixabay)

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Global Voice Note Player

WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp has started rolling out its global voice note player to the users of its Android beta app. The feature was already available in the beta version of WhatsApp’s desktop and iOS beta apps. This feature enables users to play voice notes even if they switch to a different conversation. (Image: WABetaInfo)