New reactions added to the Windows 10/11 WhatsApp UWP

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Key notes

  • WhatsApp just made it easier for us to convey our reactions to the people we chat with.
  • Not having time to send a text is understandable, so you can now use the emoji reactions.
  • Beside each received message you will see an emoticon, which you can use to react to it.

We know there are a lot of WhatsApp users out there, and this one goes out to all of you, since you were kind of expecting this.

We don’t always have time to reply in text to the messages we receive, so having an easier way to let others know how we feel is a great addition.

Message reactions for WhatsApp have actually been in the developing phase for months, now, leaving many to wonder how long was it going to take.

Now, we can finally say that the feature was launched to the general public last month for Android, iOS, and web users.

Spice up your WhatsApp chat with cool reactions

Even though another month has passed, the company responsible for the software has decided to bring support for reactions to its UWP-based beta app on Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Thus, WhatsApp Beta UWP is finally getting support for reactions with the latest update, so your wait has finally come to an end.

We hope you aren’t expecting some 2077-style upgrades, as this is no different than what you’ve already seen on Android and iOS.

Basically, you’ll see an emoticon beside every message received, and you can react to it using classic emojis such as hearts, thumbs up, laughter, crying faces, and the classic praying hands.

Obviously, WhatsApp also allows users to see who reacted to their messages, which is extremely helpful when you’re messaging on various groups.

And, you can see the number of people who reacted to your messages just by clicking on the emojis in the chat.

Keep in mind that this is not a phased rollout, which means anyone running WhatsApp Beta version 2.2223.11.0 can react using the above-mentioned emojis.

The Meta company will also introduce more emojis and skin tones sometime in the future, and it’s quite likely that they will be available to Android and iOS users first.

And, as you’ve already guessed, you can download the WhatsApp Beta UWP app from the Microsoft Store for free.

Have you already tried the new WhatsApp reactions? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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