Step 4. Tap on the reaction that you want to give to the particular message.
Once confirmed, a small reaction thumbnail will appear near the message indicating that you have reacted to it. This thumbnail will be visible to you as well as the recipient. It is unclear whether the Whatsapp developers will be including more reactions in the future, and even if they do, this feature will not completely replace the conventional typed in responses.
The reactions feature is available for the latest build of Whatsapp – Android version 188.8.131.52 and iOS version 22.9.76. If you have a compatible smartphone and the feature is not available to you yet, we suggest you update the Whatsapp messenger on your device and if the feature is still not visible, consider re-installing the app from the app store or play store.