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WhatsApp rolling out new reaction, reply shortcuts

Meta app takes new step to enhance user experience

By Web Desk
May 24, 2024
WhatsApp adding new features on media viewer screen. — Unsplash/File
WhatsApp adding new features on media viewer screen. — Unsplash/File

WhatsApp beta for Android’s most recent version is scheduled to be released, and it will bring with it additional reaction and reply options for the WhatsApp media viewer screen.

Currently, beta testers are the only ones who can access these features. WhatsApp was previously working on a preview function for pinned messages as well as obscuring community group discussions.

As stated by WaBetainfo, the purpose of this pinned message was to enhance chat accessibility and engagement by offering a more thorough summary of pinned messages via the thumbnails.

This forthcoming feature will then be made available for the Android release. This soon-to-be feature aims to give consumers a quick and simple way to engage with multimedia content. It can also convey feelings through responses and reactions to audiovisual items.

WhatsApp is creating this feature by putting in place a new user interface. In addition to the usual means of communication—photos, videos, emojis, and GIFs—this latest beta update allows you to engage with these media types by utilising two additional shortcuts.

The simplicity of use of this new function is a specific design goal. Reacting to messages may now be done right from the media viewer screen thanks to this improved interface. Though this feature was also present in the previous version, the process is now more user-friendly and the design is more contemporary thanks to the new shortcut.