After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update, that brings news about changing the app language, some people can finally use one of the most anticipated features: WhatsApp is releasing message reactions to certain beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Message Reactions|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 is marked as compatible update.|
|I’ve installed this update but I cannot react to messages. Why?||WhatsApp is rolling out message reactions to a small amount of beta testers, so you should wait for the next beta updates to receive the feature.|
|Thanks:||kingcyrious and Baller for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11: what’s new? WhatsApp is developing a feature that allows changing the app language, for a future update!|
Finally… after 7 months from our first article about message reactions, WhatsApp is now releasing the feature to certain beta testers on WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168!
6 reactions are available in this update: Like, Love, Laugh, Suprised, Sad, and Thanks.
This is not so surprising: in the last few weeks, WhatsApp has rolled out the ability to manage reaction notifications on WhatsApp beta for Android, WhatsApp beta for iOS, and WhatsApp Desktop beta. We explained on Twitter that this may be a confirmation that the ability to react to messages would be officially released very soon… and it is!
Unfortunately, this looks like a very small test so only certain beta testers are able to react to messages, but everyone is now able to see message reactions. Are you lucky?
If you cannot react to messages, don’t worry: a future update will surely help get the feature! In this case, be sure to frequently visit this website to discover when WhatsApp is going to release message reactions to more beta testers!
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