Typically there’s simply not that a lot to say. Possibly you’re caught in a large group chat and wish to acknowledge an announcement with out including to the din, or simply take pleasure in taking a extra low-key strategy to participating together with your family and friends.
Everyone knows the sensation – so we had been over the moon to listen to the Fb-owned messenger is now testing out a characteristic which is able to allow you to react to messages with emoji.
It’s already a preferred a part of a number of different chat apps together with Fb Messenger, iMessage, Slack and Instagram direct messaging. Merely put, it permits you to place an emoji straight on a message to indicate your response, with out having to ship your personal message.
There aren’t any particulars but on what WhatsApp’s model will appear like or what emoji will likely be included. Fb Messenger at present helps you to react with simply six (coronary heart, snicker, shock, unhappy, anger and thumbs up) however different platforms assist much more. Some even provide the potential to create your personal customized reacts.
We’re hoping for a very good number of reactions to mess around with – the “crying with laughter” is at all times a winner, however we are able to additionally see the champagne bottle, clapping and even the exploding head getting loads of use.
However we wouldn’t be shocked if the rumours are true. The chat app has been on one thing of an replace spree over the previous few months, including a number of long-awaited options. These embrace multi-device assist, an iPad app, disappearing messages, higher archived chats and a option to swap your chat historical past between Android and iPhone.