The “Reaction” function soon available on WhatsApp iOS

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appearing on Telegram the Reactions feature is well on its way to becoming part of Whatsapp iOS options. It must be said that the instant messaging service has been working in this direction for almost six months now. A recent report that the WABetaInfo site was able to get their hands on shows that the process is at the finalization stage.

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Indeed, the functionality could very soon to be available on the public version of Whatsapp iOS. It should look a lot like the options already available on iMessage and Facebook.

A feature deployed on the beta versions of the application

For the moment, it is not yet possible to react directly to a message on Whatsapp via the “Reactions” option. However, everything seems to fit together correctly so that some observers think it shouldn’t take long.

Thus, the WABetInfo site recently discovered that version 22.2.72 of Whatsapp Beta for iOS had new settings for managing notifications. Among them, therefore, is the option to use the Reactions function. For WABetInfo, this information would mean only one thing: the feature is very close to being launched on the iOS version of


In addition, it should be noted that the beta version of Whatsapp iOS in question includes other interesting options. These include the ability for beta testers to decide whether or not to receive notifications about their “Reactions”.

The reactions of Whatsapp iOS: rather Instagram or Twitter

On the beta version of the messaging application, the possibilities in terms of emojis offered by the “Reactions” function are somewhat limited. Users cannot reply in this way to a message using more than six emojis.

The emojis available for this purpose are: Like, Heart, Laugh, Surprised, Sad and Thank you. However, nothing says that on the version intended for the general public, WhatsApp iOS will renew the same system. It may well be that the social network adopts the same system as that of Instagram.

This latest allows users to react to a message through any emoji. In the event that Whatsapp iOS decides to remain on a limited choice then we can consider that the messaging platform has chosen the Twitter method.

Finally, it should be noted that Whatsapp iOS should allow users to have a global view of all the reactions received by one of their messages. These are going to be organized into two different tabs. This possibility will be very interesting for group messages in the sense that it should allow you to do a quick poll.

Source: 9TO5Mac