WhatsApp Starts Rolling Out Emoji Message Reactions: Here’s How To Use Them

After numerous beta leaks, Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has announced that WhatsApp will finally start rolling out message reactions on the popular messaging platform.

This was revealed by Zuckerberg via an Instagram story who had just last month teased the feature while talking about its next most awaited feature, WhatsApp Communities.

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Zuckerberg highlighted that at the beginning, there will be six WhatsApp reactions that users can pick from to react to messages. This will include the thumbs up emoji, heart emoji, LOL emoji, wow emoji, teardrop emoji and high five emoji.

However, based on WhatsApp features tipster, WABetaInfo, we could soon get the option to use any emoji of our choice as reactions. Moreover, users could also get the ability to use GIFs or stickers to react.

The feature update has been rolled out for all users which should hit their devices gradually.

How to use WhatsApp reactions

The process to react on WhatsApp Messages is not very different from that of Facebook Messenger or Instagram’s messages.

When in a chat or message you’d want to react to, simply long-press on the message in particular. Soon, it’ll reveal the aforementioned six emoji options floating on top. Select the emoji of your choice and that’s it.

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If you’re reacting to a group message, you’ll also see a reaction count next to the emojis mostly used for reacting to the message.


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