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Now you will be able to react to WhatsApp messages like Instagram soon! WhatsApp Message Reactions Spotted on Desktop Beta, Know How

WhatsApp Beta Tracker WABetaInfo recently spotted a development in the desktop beta version where users can react to messages with various emojis just like how it is on Instagram and Twitter. WhatsApp is likely going to release this feature in the upcoming update. You will be quickly able to react to messages with emojis.

WhatsApp is also working on a new shortcut to edit recipients when they are posting a new Status. This will allow users to send certain statuses to certain people.

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This is what the new react button will look like:

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The feature is not available for beta testers now and it is still developing. This feature was first spotted in August 2021, WhatsApp reportedly said they are working on this feature for Android and iOS for months.

According to WABetaInfo, this react button will be only seen when you move the cursor over the message. When you click on it, you will see 6 emojis, you can select one. However this feature is yet to be developed for smartphones, it is still under development for Android. Signal, which was popularized when WhatsApp was fighting with their privacy policy, has already introduced the react feature in their app.

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For the new status feature, this is how you can choose your audience:

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