WhatsApp is ready to bring message reactions to its encrypted chat platform on iOS and Android. This is not a new feature as message reactions have been available on popular social media platforms like Instagram, Signal, and Google’s Messages. The message reactions feature is now being introduced on WhatsApp as per a report by WABetaInfo, a service that tracks new features on the encrypted messenger.
WABetaInfo shared screenshots of the new feature on Twitter and showed a glimpse at what message reactions could look like in WhatsApp. The screenshots show both WhatsApp on iOS and WhatsApp on Android along with how the new feature will be implemented on both these platforms.
WhatsApp is readying message reactions (secured by end-to-end encryption) in a new upcoming update of WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS. 👍❤️😂😮😢🙏 pic.twitter.com/o9CMW6pnsN— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) February 2, 2022
The new message reactions feature is expected to be released globally in an upcoming update of WhatsApp, on both Android and iOS smartphones. However, there is no exact date set by the the company in regard to this feature. The feature may first be introduced to all beta users before going public.
WhatsApp is also reportedly working on increasing the time limit for the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature, allowing users to delete a sent message for up to two days from the current limit of one hour, eight minutes, and 16 seconds. The extension in the feature was spotted in Android beta version 2.22.410.