After rumours, leaks and little secret tests in the beta version, Goal has officially announced the arrival of the reactions to the messages of WhatsApp starting this same May 5th.
The person in charge of giving the news was himself. Mark Zuckerberg, who pointed out that the function will be available from this Thursday.
Of course, it should be noted that the deployment of the reactions will be gradual, so many users will have to wait days or weeks to have them in the app.
How do reactions work on WhatsApp?
Just as it happens in Messenger or Instagram, users will be able to react to messages sent in personal chats or groups to express an emotion.
We will simply have to make a long press and the reactions will appear above the message.
At the moment, it is limited to 6 emojis: thumbs up 👍, heart 🧡, smiley face 🙂, surprised face 😲, tearful face 😢 and folded hands 🙏. Anyway, Zuckerberg He has indicated that more will arrive soon.
This tool, which Telegram already has, is also being tested for the States of WhatsApp, allowing us to quickly react to such posts from your own section.