In a bid to boost the communication experience of its users on its platform, WhatsApp is currently testing message reactions internally.
The Facebook-owned platform is adopting the message reactions feature to enable users to communicate their feelings in response to the messages they receive on the app.
To use the feature, a message would appear prompting a user with the older version to update the app so as to see the reactions they have received on a particular message.
Message reactions aren’t a new thing. In fact, platforms like iMessage, Twitter, and even Facebook’s Messenger and Instagram already enable users to express their emotions by adding reactions to the messages they receive.
The exciting thing is that message reactions would not just be limited to Android, it will be available on Web and iPhone.
WhatsApp had introduced stickers to its platform to allow users to express their emotions using different sticker packs and followed up with animated stickers last year to enhance the experience, coupled with GIFs and emojis.
WhatsApp seems to have been working overtime to ensure its users have the best experience.
Recall there was an announcement that its beta version 22.214.171.124 for Android carried references for the option to allow users to make messages in a particular chat auto-delete after 90 days.
The 90-day disappearing option will come in the company of the existing option of auto-deleting messages after seven days that was originally introduced by WhatsApp in November last year.
There were also reports that, for the last few months, a 24-hour disappearing option for Android, iOS and Web users has been in the testing phase.
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