WhatsApp May Allow Users to Respond to Messages Soon, Reaction Info Tab Detected


WhatsApp is reported to be doing more iterations on the rumored message response feature. This has also been discovered in the past and essentially looks like allowing users to respond to a specific message in a chat. In development, a new Reaction Information tab was discovered, making it easy for users to see who has responded to a message. It is reported that message responses are available in individual chat threads and group chat threads. WhatsApp’s upcoming feature will likely allow users to respond to a message with various emojis.

WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp plans to release the ability to respond to messages in a future update. This feature is said to be under development and may not be available in the latest beta either. While responses appear below the message, there is a separate tab with response information that allows users to see who responded to a message.

The tipster shared a screenshot of the new Reaction Info tab. It can be seen that all reactions are listed in the first tab called “All”, then WhatsApp groups that have reacted to a message with a specific emoji are listed in a separate tab. WABetaInfo reports that a user has once responded to a specific message can react and the reactions are limited to six emojis.

The feature was discovered during the development of the WhatsApp beta for iOS, but WhatsApp is also reportedly working on bringing the same capability to the WhatsApp beta for Android as well.

WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp for Desktop users recently got a new custom sticker tool that allows users to create stickers using photos from their computer. This feature will be introduced for Mac and PC users. Previously, users had to use third-party apps to create their own stickers before sending them to WhatsApp. There is no clarity as to when it will be available to Android or iOS users.

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Tasneem Akolawala is Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise spans smartphones, wearables, apps, social media and the entire tech industry. She reports from Mumbai and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecommunications sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and hints, tips and press releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More EU limits online political advertising; Facebook, Google, to pay fines for not sticking to them

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