WhatsApp introduced the message reaction feature on its platform only last month. And now, the Meta-owned messaging app is working on making it even better. While you might think that’s a fairly simple and rather mundane feature to improve upon, but as it turns out, there’s a lot more.
As of now, when members of a group automatically share a reaction to an image in the album, it is not possible to see which media have reacted without opening the album. Instead, WhatsApp shows which group member has shared what reaction. This means, users have to open the album and look at each and every image to know the details. Now, the messaging app is working on fixing this. Simply put, the next update to WhatsApp’s message reaction feature will ensure that users can know which image in the album got a response without having to go through each image one by one.
Now, WABetaInfo said in its latest report, “While we don’t know which media received a response without opening an automatic album, WhatsApp will let us see detailed response information in the future by showing media thumbnails.”
The report also states that while this screenshot shows an image of WhatsApp for iOS, the company is working on bringing similar changes to WhatsApp for Android and the WhatsApp for desktop app. As far as availability is concerned, the feature is still in development and there is no word on when it will come to WhatsApp’s apps.
But these are not the only improvements WhatsApp has made for its message reaction feature. As of now, WhatsApp users can choose from any of the six available message responses, which include Like, Love, Laugh, Surprise, Sad and Thanks. But a separate report from the blog site states that WhatsApp is working on a feature that will enable users to choose the message reaction of their choice from WhatsApp’s vast library of emoji. The report states that the company is planning to add a plus icon right next to the thank you emoji in the message reaction which will enable users to choose the reaction of their choice. Of course, this feature is also in the development stage and there is no time limit as to when this feature will be available to the users.
WhatsApp is working on showing you more details about your message responses in a post that first appeared on BGR India.