The long-awaited message reactions functionality which was announced by the instant messaging app WhatsApp is now available to all users.
Apart from this WhatsApp gets a number of other features like increased file sharing size and the option to add additional members to WhatsApp groups.
WhatsApp’s message reactions feature has apparently been in development for some months. For now, only six emoji reactions have been included, but more will be added in the future.
Users can go to the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store to check for updates.
Other platforms, such as Instagram DMs, Slack, Twitter, and others, have similar message reaction features.
Besides emoji reactions, WhatsApp has also raised the maximum file size that can be shared on the app to 2GB, a significant increase from the current limit of 100MB. In addition, the number of people you can add to a WhatsApp group has doubled.
In a blog post, the company stated that it is “slowly” increasing the number of people who can be added to WhatsApp groups. Users will be able to add up to 512 persons to groups after the upgrade. This comes after the Meta-owned instant messaging app introduced the Communities feature.
“It takes work to create private, safe, and secure communities, and we believe that this series of enhancements will help people and groups stay connected,” as per the WhatsApp blog. “We’re thrilled to announce that emoji reactions are now available in the current version of the app; reactions are fun, quick, and help groups avoid overload; we’ll keep enhancing them in the future by introducing an even wider range of expressions,” says the company,” WhatsApp stated in a blog post.