As we saw a few weeks ago, WhatsApp is working on including a new feature within the service to react to messages using emojis . This idea initially came from the communication app Slack and later we have seen it in multiple other services, including Facebook's Messenger and Instagram. WhatsApp seems to be the next app to bring it into the Facebook ecosystem and we already have the first images of what it will be like.
From WABetaInfo , which usually has access to the previous and beta versions of WhatsApp, they have published a series of screenshots about the feature. In these images you can see how the reactions will appear within the conversations . Essentially a smaller bubble appears below the bubble with the main message. It shows the emojis with which the other users have reacted.
If Facebook implements the same system as on Instagram, to react to the messages you will have to hold a long press on one of them and then choose an emoji. However, we will have to wait until the functionality is available to see if this is the case or if another method is used. At the moment the closest thing we have in appearance and operation is the same feature on Instagram .
Public reactions, infinite and with the emojis that we want
As indicated from WaBetainfo, you can react with any of the available emojis . Once done, the emojis with which you have reacted will appear in the bubble below the message. By clicking on it we will be able to see a list of which emojis have been reacted with, how many times with each one and which people.
The functionality will be available in both private conversations and group conversations . In the latter, the name of each person who has reacted with each emoji will appear. In groups it is probably where it is most useful, allowing for example to do "surveys" where each user can respond with a specific emoji.
There is currently no date for when the feature will be publicly available to all users. WhatsApp does not usually announce features before they are implemented. However, if we look at the launch history of WhatsApp, it is likely that being already in the beta phase it will appear for all users in a matter of weeks.In xiaomist.com WhatsApp: 38 functions and tricks to get the most out of the messaging app
Meanwhile, another of the long-awaited WhatsApp updates that will come soon is the multi-device functionality . Coya we saw, they are working on the possibility of connecting to WhatsApp from several devices at the same time and independently. This would allow, for example, to have the long-awaited app for iPad or an app for computers that does not depend on the phone, an app that can already be tested in beta .
Via | WaBetaInfo
The news This is how the reactions look on WhatsApp: the first images of the next feature of the app appear, it was originally published in xiaomist.com by Cristian Rus .