One of the new features that Whatsapp has introduced is message reactions. Much like the iOS-based iMessage service, this reaction feature allows users to respond to a message by putting in an emoji-based reaction. Not only does this freshen up the Whatsapp platform as a whole, but it also gives users a whole new way of interacting with messages. Now, when we say emoji-based reactions, you need to understand that there are certain limitations. For instance, there are currently six reactions available for you to use namely – Thumbs up, Heart, Laughing, Surprised, Sad, and Folded hands.
Whatsapp developers believe that these are the primary reactions that users generally have to different kinds of messages and while this reaction response is good, we firmly believe that it is useful in situations where you don’t really have the time to send a fully typed out reply to the message. If you are someone who is expressive or on very good terms with the person you are currently talking to, you may want to follow up the reaction with a more intimate, personal reply.
Now, with the introduction out of the way, let’s take a look at how you can react to Whatsapp messages.
Step 1. Open the Whatsapp messenger on your smartphone (iOS or Android).