WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new?


WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is introducing a minor change to reactions: up to four reactions now show up within chat bubbles.


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Four reactions
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as a compatible update.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature has been released to some beta testers. More activations are planned over the coming weeks.
Thanks: Elias, Sc, Hypogriff, FastenM, and Sniper, for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing the ability to detect links within the caption of status updates!

The latest news about reactions has been spotted after the release of the WhatsApp beta for Android update which brings a reaction preview within the chats list. Since that update, no further details about new features related to the ability to react to messages have been discovered… until today. In fact, thanks to the new WhatsApp beta for Android update, we discovered that WhatsApp is introducing a minor improvement in the maximum number of reactions that show up within chat bubbles:

As you can see in this screenshot, the improvement is visible in group chats: in the previous update, up to 3 reactions were visible within a chat bubble. In the most recent beta, WhatsApp introduced a minor change that lets group participants view up to 4 reactions.
Unfortunately, this is the only change available in this beta: in fact, a bug-fix update that should address an issue with notifications is still not available. We will inform you when the fix is rolling out.

The ability to view up to 4 reactions within chat bubbles is available to some beta testers today and it is rolling out to more users over the coming days.

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