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WhatsApp to roll out new ‘reaction’ feature for all users. Deets here

By Priyanka Verma 
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Messaging giant WhatsApp is set to launch the ‘Rection feature’ for all its users on today. The big update on WhatApp come almost two weeks after the Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this new feature on his official Facebook account.

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The CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg has announced that “Reactions of WhatsApp start rolling out today. We’re including [hands joined emoji] to help spread thanks and appreciation. More expressions coming soon.” The feature was not available on an Android smartphone in hand (with the latest WhatsApp version), it might roll out to all users in a couple of days. Given that WhatsApp has more than two billion users around the world, it is normal for the Message Reactions to take a few days before being available for all.

Last month, WhatsApp informed that it will be rolling out numerous features for its users, including ‘Community’, and changes in ‘voice call’. The Facebook-backed app has already rolled out the voice call feature, but the Community feature is still under development.

Talking about the latest up-gradation on the WhatsApp app, the ‘Reaction’ feature will make it easier for users to send emojis to single messages. Until now, a user had to type an emoji to react to a message. However, from today it will be done instantly by just tapping and holding the message you want to react to.

The WhatsApp reaction feature will work in a way similar to Instagram and Facebook Messenger.

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How to use WhatsApp Reactions?

Step 1: You first need to open WhatsApp and open the chat where you would like to use reactions for any message.

Step 2: Now, you just need to press and hold on the message you received and want to react to.

Step 3: You will now see a pop-up that will display 6 emojis that you can use to react to a particular message.

Step 4: In order to send the Emoji Reaction, you will have to select one of the six emojis in the pop-up menu.

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In last month, WhatsApp introduced a voice call feature in which it allowed more participants in a single voice call, as well as, the overall interface of calls. WhatsApp now allows up to 32 people in a single call. Earlier, WhatsApp used to allow only eight people in a single voice call.

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