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WhatsApp Reactions Feature is Rolling Out for Everyone

After months of testing, WhatsApp has started rolling out emoji reactions feature for its Android, iOS, Web, and Desktop users worldwide. The feature is now available to all users after extensive testing. Previously this feature was available to quite-a-few WhatsApp beta tester users to determine whether it works flawlessly or not.

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Today, more people are beginning to receive emoji reactions on WhatsApp. It could take up to seven days for everyone to get the feature in the latest stable version of the app. In addition, the emoji reactions feature does not require installing the beta version.

Whatsapp emoji reactions feature

The Emoji Reaction Feature enables you to react instantly to messages in personal and group chats with emojis – Like (thumbs up), Love (red heart), Laugh (face with tears of joy), Surprise (face with open mouth), Sad (crying face) and Thanks (Folded Hands). At the moment, there are only six emojis in this feature. In subsequent updates, you will be provided with all other emoji options.

Emoji Reactions on WhatsApp – How to Use them?

To use WhatsApp’s emoji reactions feature, install the latest stable version of the app from the Google Play Store. Find the installation link at the end of this post.

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Step 1: First off, open the WhatsApp chat in which you wish to use emoji reactions in.

Step 2: Now press and hold (long press) the message bubble.

Step 3: Next, a pop-up will appear with six emojis.

Step 4: Once the pop-up opens, tap and select one of the six emojis to react to the message you received.

Step 5: Finally, you will see the emoji reaction right under the message.

You can even change the emoji in the reacted message with the emoji reactions feature. To do this, you need to long press the reacted message, then select another emoji by tapping on it.

Not only that, you have the option to remove the emoji reaction from the message. The first step involves long pressing the message that you’ve already reacted to, and the second step involves tapping the emoji you reacted with to remove it. Alternatively, you can also tap the emoji under the reacted message and then select the “Tap to remove” option from the pop-up window.

So this was all about the WhatsApp emoji reactions feature. If you still have any doubts you can drop your queries below in the comment box.

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Mukesh Patidar
Mukesh Patidar
I am a professional tech writer and YouTuber. Tech writing and video creation is a passion for me. Basically, I enjoy exploring new technologies, tips, tricks and much more. Currently, I am focussing on it.



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