How to use the new emoji reactions in WhatsApp

Did you know that you can now also use emoji interactions in WhatsApp? This allows you to reply to the app without having to type a message. In this tip you can read how it works.

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WhatsApp emoji reactions: this is how it works

The WhatsApp It has a useful function. You can now use emoji reactions, a feature that you may know from other chat apps. Think for example Telegram, Instagram or Slack. Instead of typing a message to respond to an app, you can simply send an emoji. This indicates that you find the message interesting, funny, shocking or sad.

Emoji reactions now also work in the Netherlands and there are six in all. Not very broad, but luckily the hottest emojis are available. You can send one emoji reaction to each message and it is also possible to delete photos later. This is how to send an emoji response:

  1. Launch WhatsApp and open a conversation;
  2. Tap and hold on the message you want to reply to with an emoji;
  3. You will then see the six emojis appear on the screen. Choose one by clicking on it.

You will then see a small emoji appear with the message. It’s helpful to know that you can also remove emojis simply by tapping on the app and clicking on the same image. If you want to adjust emoji interaction, you do the same and simply choose a different icon.

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Emoji reactions should ensure that WhatsApp conversations – especially group chats – are less chaotic. However, the function is also useful if you want to respond to a message, but don’t have the time (or inclination) to write an entire message.

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Winton Frazier

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