It became known that in the popular WhatsApp messenger it became possible to send reactions to received messages. About the launch of the new feature informed WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart. This feature was announced Platform developer in the last month.
At this time, the number of available reaction emojis is limited, but in the future their number will increase. meta representative*who is the owner of WhatsApp, noted that the reactions will support everyone “Emoji and Skin Colors”.
According to available data, some other innovations are coming to WhatsApp soon. We’re talking about giving group admins the ability to delete other people’s messages, increasing the maximum size of transferred files to 2GB, supporting audio calls up to 32 people, etc.
Note that in December last year the ability to leave reactions to messages in the form of emojis appeared in Telegram Messenger. By default, this feature is enabled for private chats, groups, and channels. At the same time, admins have the option to disable reactions and can also choose which emojis are available for users.
* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision, activities on the grounds of Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On Combating Extremist Activity”.