WhatsApp has begun rolling out Reactions 2.0, allowing its users to choose any emoji to react to messages in a private or group chat, says 9To5Mac.
The new feature is being implemented gradually, and yesterday it already appeared for some users. For all WhatsApp users, a new set of reactions will be available within a few days or even weeks.
To check the availability of Reactions 2.0, follow these steps:
- Choose a message to react
- Hold down for a while
- In the window that appears, next to the usual reactions, a “+” icon should appear, allowing you to select a different emoji.
Reactions to messages became available to WhatsApp users in early May. The number of reactions was limited to six emoji representing basic emotions: thumbs up, heart, crying, laughing, shocked face and folded hands. The WhatsApp team promised that it would soon make absolutely “all emoji and skin colors” available for reactions, says SearchEngines.