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WhatsApp Tests New Previews For Its Message Reactions Within Users’ Chat List

Popular texting platform WhatsApp may have been a little late in launching its reactions to messages, but the company is making sure the world knows how serious it is in terms of the theme.

We saw the feature be delivered to users on Telegram last year and in that regard, many hoped the launch of the app would come sooner than later. Even before that, it came time for Instagram to hop on the bandwagon of emojis being supported on its app too.

Now, we feel the wait may have been worth it as the company is taking the same theme to the next level. Developers from the tech giant are testing out new previews of reactions to messages. This recent expansion for different types of emojis is definitely something new as it’s the first time being down within a specific chat list.

We’ve got the news, fresh out of the oven thanks to WABetaInfo who claims many people are looking at it as a great change as a part of their chat overview.

Now, getting on the beta version surely does not guarantee a user regarding its availability as the update is a phased one. The new screenshots on the page showed how certain people or even group chats were being allotted a preview featuring the latest text reaction that came from their contact list.

It is strange to note how this functionality can’t be disabled, even if users work hard at switching the notifications off through their settings tab.

For now, the test is getting launched for a selected few beta testers but we do expect to see it expand further for all in the upcoming few weeks. But still, we’re not sure about the final release and hence will need to keep a lookout for that.

In case you happen to be a part of the exclusive WhatsApp beta group, you’ll be interested to know that you can check if you’ve received access to the interface.


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