When Facebook paid an incredible 16 billion dollars for WhatsApp a few years ago, everyone knew it was only a matter of time until some of Facebook’s features made their way into WhatsApp. After several years, numerous Facebook features have made their way to the platform. However, we must point out that it has retained its original form. In fact, Facebook offers a slew other social networking sites, many of which have comparable functions. The idea, it appears, is to provide the same degree of functionality to a diverse set of consumers.
WhatsApp is one of the most widely used instant messaging (IM) applications on the planet. However, we all know that when it comes to being a “feature-rich” platform, it trails below Telegram. Even so, in some markets, the green chat is still one of the most popular. WhatsApp is still the most popular messaging app in various regions. Telegram has had multi-device capabilities for a long time, and WhatsApp has been working on implementing them as well. Despite this, a large number of people choose WhatsApp. Meanwhile, the platform is getting some “fancy” features. Today, the WhatsApp development team is introducing the “reactions” function in the best Facebook fashion.
Some WhatsApp users are starting to receive “reactions.”
For those who are unfamiliar, the feature is similar to that of iMessage. Users will hold on to a message and respond with an emoji. It’s when you want to recognise that you’ve received a message but don’t want to say anything. The Message Reactions feature is now available to certain Android users via the app’s beta channel. There are six possible reactions accessible, according to WABetaInfo: Like, Love, Laugh, Surprised, Sad, and Thanks. More possibilities are possible in the future.
To use the function, press your finger over a message and choose one of the six reactions. It is, however, not available to everyone. We believe this is a server-side functionality that is being rolled out. In any case, according to WABetaInfo, even those who are unable to utilise the functionality may already see it. It should only be a matter of time before it is available to all users. After all, this appears to be a quite straightforward function.
WhatsApp has been working hard to improve the platform and increase global user engagement. For the time being, the only major feature that must reach all consumers without problems or issues is multi-device functionality. Even for this feature, though, there is reason to be optimistic.
Aside from the new Multi-Device upgrade, the business is also looking into ways to keep the smartphone safe on the Web branch.