WhatsApp rolls out ability to react to messages by choosing any emoji and skin-tone!

    WhatsApp Windows beta users will now be able to react to messages by choosing any emoji and skin-tone. Here is all you need to know.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 10 2022, 10:51 IST
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    Now react to WhatsApp messages by choosing any emoji and skin-tone. (Reuters)
    WhatsApp
    Now react to WhatsApp messages by choosing any emoji and skin-tone. (Reuters)

    WhatsApp keeps on bringing updates for Android, iOS, and Windows beta users. The online messaging application provides several chatting features to the users like reacting to a message, deleting messages, among others. And now as per the latest information WhatsApp is now rolling out the ability to react to messages by choosing any emoji and skin-tone. Informing about the same, WABetaInfo tweeted, "WhatsApp is releasing an updated version of message reactions on Windows beta! WhatsApp is now rolling out the ability to react to messages by choosing any emoji and skin-tone!"

    "WhatsApp is now rolling out an updated version of message reactions after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Windows from the Microsoft Store," WAbetaInfo said in a report. The messaging application has recently launched the ability to react to messages by using any emoji to anyone. However, this feature was not available for WhatsApp beta for Windows.

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    "WhatsApp is now rolling out the updated version of message reactions to all people that install the latest compatible update of WhatsApp beta for Windows from the Microsoft Store!," WABetaInfo informed.

    WABetaInfo shared a screenshot informing about the same. Once you select a message to react to, you will see 6 emojis along with a plus icon. However, if you want other options to react to the message you click on the plus button for the same.

    It can be known that WhatsApp on Tuesday released several new privacy features that provide even more layers of protection and will give users greater control over their messages. The updates include:

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    1. Leave groups silently: WhatsApp users can now exit a group privately without making it a big deal to everyone. Now, instead of notifying the full group when you are leaving, only the admins will be notified. This feature will start to roll out to all users this month.

    2. Choose who can see when you are online: Seeing when friends or family are online helps us feel connected to one another, but there are times when we want to check our WhatsApp privately. For the moments you want to keep your online presence private, WhatsApp has released a feature that allows you to select who can and can't see when you're online. This will start rolling out to all users this month.

    3. Screenshot blocking for view once messages: View Once is already an incredibly popular way to share photos or media that don't need to have a permanent digital record. Now WhatsApp is enabling screenshot blocking for View Once messages for an added layer of protection. It can be noted that this feature is being tested now and will be rolled out to the users soon.

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    First Published Date: 10 Aug, 10:51 IST
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