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How To Use WhatsApp Emoji Reactions
WhatsApp emoji reactions first started appearing in chats on May 5, 2022, and since then, the Meta-owned messaging platform has been progressively rolling it out to every user around the world. While the feature will eventually work on WhatsApp for Android, iOS, and WhatsApp Desktop/Web, it will take some time before it is available for everyone.
Since the feature is only available on the latest version of WhatsApp, make sure to first update the application and then head into WhatsApp chat and try long-pressing on a message. If the feature is available, a rectangular menu should appear on the screen and contain six different emoji reactions to choose from, such as thumbs up, heart, and sad face.
Tapping the required emoji will send it as a reaction to that particular message, which in turn should send a notification to the other user. If you want to change your reaction, tap and hold the message and select another reaction, and to remove the emoji reaction, long press on the message and deselect the emoji.
If you access WhatsApp on your laptop or computer, then open a chat and hover the mouse over a message until an emoji appears beside the message. Click on the icon and select the required emoji reaction. If you want to remove your reaction from a message, open the emoji menu and unselect the reaction.
You can add only one reaction to a message at a time: you can't be surprised and crying laughing simultaneously. Also, if users react to messages that are supposed to disappear, the reactions will disappear with the messages as well. Additionally, if the sender deletes a message, reactions to the message will be deleted as well, WhatsApp says.