WhatsApp Status Reactions: WhatsApp Testing a new feature that lets users Instagram using a set of pre-defined emojis similar to the story reaction feature of Whatsapp Allows to react on Status ( WhaTsApp Status ). WhatsApp lately is focusing on giving many new features to make it more attractive.
Rolling out to beta testers on Android, WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp will soon allow users to reply to statuses with 8 emoji. However, this function is currently limited to a select group of individuals and will be available to a larger number of users in the coming weeks. Let’s take a look at the new status reaction feature on WhatsApp, emojis available and everything we know so far.
WhatsApp Status Reactions: Inspired by Instagram
WhatsApp beta for Android version 184.108.40.206 apparently tests its version of Story with emoji, the ability to respond to status. There are now eight pre-defined emojis that you can choose from. Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes, Face with Tears of Joy, Face with Open Mouth, Crying Face, With folded hands, Clapping, Party Popper, and Hundred Points (Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes, Face with Tears of Joy, Face with Open Mouth, Crying Face, Folded Hands, Clapping Hands, Party Popper, and Hundred Points) are among the available emoji.
WhatsApp Status Reactions : Available for only a few people now
To react to a status with emoji instead of text, just swipe up on the status page and you should see a list of emojis right above the text response option. It is very similar to Instagram functionality.
Currently only made available to a handful of Android beta testers. The upgrade may be available to iOS beta testers and the wider public in the coming months. If you want to try it out before this feature becomes official, go to the Google Play beta program and sign up.