WhatsApp, a mobile programme, is developing additional capabilities for its smartphone and desktop users. This time, the Facebook-backed messaging app is putting a new version of message responses through its paces in preparation for a future WhatsApp beta update for Android phones. Additionally, new upgrades and functionality for iOS and Desktop users are being evaluated.
The testing of new features has been verified by WABetaInfo, the primary independent platform where you can find news and real-time updates regarding WhatsApp.
WABetaInfo stated in a statement today, “When we first revealed that WhatsApp was working on the ability to respond to messages, we noted that there are six distinct emoticons to pick from: Like, Love, Laugh, Surprised, Sad, and Thanks. Some users requested additional emojis as reactions, and WhatsApp is already working on a new version that will include more reactions in a future release!”
According to the portal, WhatsApp is aiming to add a new plus button to the reaction bar in a future update, allowing users to reply to messages by selecting a different emoji after hitting the new plus button.
However, according to the independent site, there is no proof in the app that reveals which new emojis will be introduced, but if we look at Facebook Messenger and Instagram, we can select whatever emoji we want: most likely, WhatsApp will allow us to do the same.
“We’ll keep you informed. This new version of message responses is in the works and will be included in a future app release. Unfortunately, no release date has been set yet, so check back here periodically to find out when it will be available! “According to the portal.
According to the portal, WhatsApp is releasing a new update through the Google Play Beta Program on Wednesday, raising the version to 184.108.40.206. Within installing the WhatsApp beta for the Android 220.127.116.11 update, some users were allowed to send reactions on WhatsApp, although this was only a test for a few users, and it was deactivated after a few days.
If the function isn’t available for your WhatsApp account, it implies it isn’t ready yet, according to WABetaInfo. WhatsApp is already allowing certain beta testers to use the function, with additional activations anticipated in the future.
Also, it’s been reported that, with the addition of the ability to open and view photographs and videos in the WhatsApp beta UWP 2.2212.2.0 upgrade, WhatsApp is now offering another feature that was previously unavailable in the UWP version: archived chats! The new beta version for Windows provides a more reliable experience, and it is a native software that is compatible with Windows 10 and subsequent OS versions, as well as multi-device compatibility. Additionally, with the latest version, WhatsApp has added new icons to the conversation choices (Media, Files, Links, Encryption, and Groups).
WhatsApp is also developing new features for its WhatsApp Desktop beta. According to WABetaInfo, the app is always working on new upgrades for multi-device, even though some functions, such as the ability to produce rich link previews on WhatsApp Web, are now not supported. When it comes to WhatsApp Desktop, the programme has always provided link previews, however they have suddenly ceased working owing to technical issues. Last week, WhatsApp finally fixed the problem by releasing a patch, and WhatsApp Desktop can now produce link previews again!
WhatsApp is also believed to have submitted a new upgrade via the TestFlight beta programme, bringing the current version to 18.104.22.168. WhatsApp’s version is 22.214.171.124, according to the settings. The app is working on providing poll options for groups in the upcoming release.