After Instagram, WhatsApp to soon let you send heart emojis on Status updates
WhatsApp has been working on giving users the ability to send emoji reactions for Status updates. It will be similar to how emoji reactions work on Instagram.
- WhatsApp may be working on the emoji reaction feature.
- The emojis will be shown above the text box on the Status screen.
- There is no information on when this feature will be rolled out.
According to a report by the WhatsApp watchdog, WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned messaging app has been working on giving users the ability to send emoji reactions for Status updates.
It will be similar to how emoji reactions work on Instagram. You see a Status, which is WhatsApp’s term for Stories, but instead of just the text box, you might also see emojis above the box.
WhatsApp may call it “Quick Reactions” and the emojis that may be available as a part of it include folded hands, claps, party popper, and heart. The screenshot shared by the publication shows the emojis will sit right above the text box and tapping on one will send your reaction to the particular Status. However, it is not clear if users will be able to add or replace emojis to this set.
The screenshot is of a beta version of the WhatsApp Desktop app, which means there is a good chance that the emoji reaction feature will come to the mobile. Both WhatsApp for Android and iOS are expected to support the emoji reaction feature.