- WhatsApp has started the rolling out of the emoji reactions for everyone.
- The messaging platform has allowed the sharing of files up to the size of 2GB.
- Users will now be able to add up to 512 people to a group.
WhatsApp’s message reactions have started to appear for a large set of users after a few weeks of beta testing. But the emoji selection on the platform is currently limited to 6.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirms in a Facebook post that the new emoji reactions are being rolled out on both Android and iOS devices. However, the rollout being a phased rollout the new feature may not be accessible to everyone all at once.
Once you will get the live emoji reactions, you will be now able to see 6 different emojis when you long press a message. Like you can do with the other best messaging apps. These emojis will represent the common reactions that includes thumbs-up, red heart, laughing face, surprised face, crying face, and a praying hand gesture.
This all means that you can give your reactions with the help of emojis without typing your reactions in full message. Also, the WhatsApp’s emoji selection is currently limited when compared to the vast collection of emojis present on the Telegram and Messenger platforms. WhatsApp has vowed to include “an even broader range of expressions in the future”. Also, there is support for more kind of skin tones is also on the list.
Moreover, apart from message reactions, the messaging platform has now allowed everyone to send files up to the size of 2GB at once. Earlier the limit of the file size that a user can send was about 100MB.
In addition to that, WhatsApp said in a blog post that the latest change” will be helpful for collaboration among small businesses and school groups”. But this will also be beneficial to those people who often shares large video files.
Another much requested and useful feature is now available on the WhatsApp, which is users can now add up to 512 people to a group chat. This increase is the twice the number of the earlier limit.
Last month all of these features were announced along with the communities tab to compete with other messaging platforms such as Telegram.