The Whatsapp continues to work on improving this popular cross-platform instant messaging service and in the past few hours has kicked off the release of a new version beta dedicated to devices based on Android: we are talking about the version 188.8.131.52.
What’s new in WhatsApp Beta version 184.108.40.206 for Android
Some lucky users, after installing WhatsApp version 220.127.116.11 beta, managed to send the reactions to messages but it was a quick test, as after a few days this feature was disabled.
Well, with version 18.104.22.168 the reactions to messages are again available:
To check if the ability to use message reactions is enabled for an account, just long press on a message and, if so, the application will show a special bar with the reactions available.
At the moment there are six reactions from which you can choose (those to express like, love, laughter, surprise, sadness and gratitude) but maybe in the future others could be added to these. Users can also find out who reacted to a message by tapping the reaction emoji.
Also in this case this functionality has been enabled only for a small group of users and this means that, before seeing it implemented for everyone in a stable version of the application, there will still be some patience.
How to download the new beta version of the app
If you want to try WhatsApp Beta version 22.214.171.124 for Android-based smartphones, you can do so through the Play Store, by subscribing to the relevant beta testing channel (you can find the page dedicated to this program by following this link).
Those who have not been able to sign up for the beta program but want to try this version of the messaging application in preview can do it by manually installing the relative APK file, which can be downloaded from APK Mirror (find the dedicated page following this link).
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