MADRID, Aug. 8 (Portaltic/EP) –
WhatsApp has begun the deployment of a new functionality that allows you to react to status updates with eight ’emoji’ models, an option already available to beta participants for Android.
With statuses, users can share text, photo, video, and GIF updates, which disappear within 24 hours of posting and are end-to-end encrypted.
To see the status update of the contacts, users must access the States tab and then click on the contact that has uploaded the content they want to consult or view.
The states, in turn, can be answered by clicking on the ‘Answer’ option while the update is displayed. To do this, you can add text or emoticons, as well as a voice note, an attachment or an image.
For a few days, WhatsApp has been working on a new response format, as WABetaInfo announced in the middle of last July. This portal indicated that the messaging platform, owned by Meta, was developing the ability to react to these states with ’emojis’ for the Android version.
According to the screenshot he shared at the time, this version of the app featured up to eight reactions, among them, the ‘face of love’, ‘cry with laughter’, ‘surprised’, ‘sad’, ‘thanks’, ‘applause’, ‘party’ and the symbol of 100.
Now, in a newer version of the app, 184.108.40.206 –developed through the beta program for Google Play–, this capability has been introduced and has also been accessible to version testers 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 Y 22.214.171.124.
For this, WhatsApp makes available to the user the eight ’emoji’ mentioned above, with which you can react quickly to post from one of your contacts on the instant messaging platform.
At the moment it is unknown when WhatsApp will make the definitive deployment of this function to the rest or users of the platform and if it will be an exclusive feature of Android or if it will also be implemented in iOS.
It should be remembered that WhatsApp currently allows you to use all the ’emoji’ available in the application to react to messages, both in individual conversations and in group chats.