- WhatsApp will now let you react to messages using any emoji of your choice
- You can tap the Plus symbol next to the six pre-chosen message reactions and select a different emoji from your keyboard.
Update: July 13, 2022 (3:23 AM ET): After pushing out six emoji message reactions officially, WhatsApp is now rolling out the ability to react to messages using any emoji. The update was announced by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook. WhatsApp will show a Plus symbol next to the list of six pre-chosen emoji reactions. You can tap it to select a different emoji from your keyboard.
Original article: March 22, 2022 (3:11 AM ET): We’ve known for a while now that WhatsApp is working on message reactions, aping the likes of Telegram, Discord, and Slack. Now, it looks like the Facebook-owned messaging app is finally ready to push out the feature in some capacity.