WhatsApp update rolling out! Manage reaction notifications in chats & groups

    WhatsApp is rolling out settings to manage reaction notifications in Chats and groups- the message reaction feature is expected to be rolled out soon. Check details.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:41 IST
    WhatsApp
    WhatsApp update: From managing reaction notifications to reactions, here is all you need to know. (Pixabay)
    WhatsApp
    WhatsApp update: From managing reaction notifications to reactions, here is all you need to know. (Pixabay)

    Are you a WhatsApp beta user? If you have an Android device and use WhatsApp beta then here is an update for you. WhatsApp is rolling out settings to manage reaction notification in Chats and groups. "WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.22.6.10. What's new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out settings to manage reaction notifications!,"WABetaInfo said in a statement.

    As per the information provided in the report, WhatsApp was working on new settings to manage reaction notifications for chats and groups. The feature was even enabled by mistake on WhatsApp beta for iOS devices. However, it was immediately disabled. And WhatsApp is now releasing settings to manage notifications when you receive a reaction. Android users need to note that they cannot react to the messages now. The activation of the feature is planned soon.

    "After installing the new WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.6.10 update, WhatsApp is now releasing settings to manage notifications when you receive a reaction. Does this mean that you can already react to messages? No, but it makes no sense to release these settings if WhatsApp wants to roll out reactions after a long time, so maybe the activation is planned soon," WABetaInfo said.

    Apart from this the messaging application is also working on a feature that allows creating polls in groups, for a future update of the app. However, there are no details regarding the same as of now as it is under development. For the uninitiated, using polls you can ask a question and people can vote on that.

    According to WABetaInfo, "Polls will only be available in WhatsApp groups and they are end-to-end encrypted… even your answers! So only people in the group can see the poll and the results."

    For people who do not use WhatsApp beta and want to get it now, can follow the below mentioned steps for the same.

    Here is how to download WhatsApp beta

    Time
    Tools
    Supplies
    5 Minutes
    Smartphone
    Internet
    Step 1:

    If you are an android user, you need to go to Google Play Store and search for WhatsApp.

    Step 2:

    You will then have to scroll down and look for the option saying "Become a Beta Tester".

    Step 3:

    Then click on the "I'm In" button and tap "Join" to confirm.

    Step 4:

    And you are done! Just wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

    Follow HT Tech for the latest tech news and reviews , also keep up with us on Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    First Published Date: 06 Mar, 15:46 IST
    NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS
    keep up with tech