WhatsApp is working on a function that will allow you to react to messages using emojis — a feature that many apps have long had, such as Instagram, Twitter, Signal, Slack, and Facebook Messenger.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has been working on a function for reactions. These, presumably, will work like the rest of the reactions that we can see in other social networks.
Message reactions on WhatsApp can be done through emojis that can be attached to each chat bubble. The goal is to express an emotion quickly, something that can help make the conversation more fluid. For example, if the sender sends a funny message, the recipient can react with the popular emoji of the face crying with laughter and thus convey that they are amused.
The development of this function seems to be very premature. It has not yet reached the trial versions and there are no images showing what exactly the reactions will be like. The aforementioned source, however, has shared a screenshot where a notice appears suggesting the implementation of this feature in the coming weeks.
The possibility of reacting to a message will not be the only novelty that will come to WhatsApp. Recently, WABetaInfo revealed that the messaging app will be available for iPad and Android tablets thanks to the multi-device function. This feature will allow you to use the app on several devices at the same time, without the need to log out of an account or the main device is connected to the internet. Furthermore, multi-device WhatsApp will synchronize the chats so that it is possible to follow the conversation on any screen.