WhatsApp has added a feature to its messages that we already know from social networks like Facebook: the ability to respond to messages with emojis. At first it was limited to six emojis, but after a short while the feature was tested with all emojis and is now available to all users. So now we’re going to show you how it’s done.
How to use any emoji in WhatsApp messages
Follow these steps to use any emoji when reacting to WhatsApp messages
To respond to a message you just have to follow these steps:
- Open WhatsApp and go to the conversation that has the message you want to react to with emojis.
- Press and hold your finger on the relevant message.
- The reaction menu will open and to the right you will see the “+” button that you have to press.
- Now all you have to do is select the emoji you want to react with from the emoji menu. Here you’ll find all the emojis to use in your conversations: food emojis, plant emojis, sports emojis, people emojis, flag emojis…
As you can see, this is a very quick and easy action, not a big change compared to the original reactions, which were limited to a few emojis. It not only mimics the possibility offered by social networks of the likes of Facebook and Instagram, but also expands them, because there you can only react with the options available and not with the full range of emojis that we can find on WhatsApp.