The devices are freed from the tutelage of the main smartphone

As its name suggests quite well, this multi-device WhatsApp feature allows you to use the same account from several devices: five to be precise, including the main smartphone.

In the past, to connect to their WhatsApp account from the Web, Desktop and Portal versions, the user had to systematically scan a QR code with their smartphone and keep it connected to the internet. This constraint was explained by the use of an identity key stored on the telephone and used for end-to-end encryption. A logically inapplicable strategy when the smartphone is not connected to the internet.

The sauce 2022 multi-device eliminates most of these inconveniences. Now, each device connected to the same WhatsApp account has its own identity key for end-to-end encryption. Therefore, these additional devices are no longer dependent on the main smartphone.

The procedure for adding a device and the rules in force

By default, the multi-device function is disabled. To benefit from it, devices must be added in the “Connected devices” parameter (accessible via the three small dots located at the top left of the mobile application); then select “Connect a device”. WhatsApp details the procedure in a dedicated FAQ.

In addition, another FAQ states: “Your phone does not need to stay connected to the internet to use WhatsApp on connected devices, but if you do not use your phone for 14 days, your connected devices will be disconnected”. You will then have to pair the devices again with the phone.

Finally, the FAQ mentions a few unsupported features. For example, it is not possible to clear chats on connected devices if the primary device is an iPhone. Additionally, viewing live location and creating and viewing broadcast lists are features that are currently not supported on connected secondary devices.

Thumbs up: that’s it, the reactions are (finally) coming to WhatsApp!

We can now react to messages in six different ways: thumbs up, heart, laughter, surprise, sadness or thank you (praying hands). On the other hand, unlike its Facebook and Messenger counterparts, WhatsApp will not allow us to rage with the help of an angry reaction. Only positive: “like, love, laugh”, as the famous saying goes.

Those who have the privilege of testing this feature in preview just have to long press on a message, a voice or an image to bring up the six reactions. After choosing one of them, the latter appears at the bottom right of the message. The reaction will then be visible to everyone, including users who cannot yet use them.

As a teaser, a setting called “Reaction notifications” has been accessible since January 2022 to all beta testers, on iOS as well as on desktop. A next update should make it possible to restore this injustice, and to go there with its slew of hearts and other emojis, regardless of the medium.

Latest WhatsApp beta introduces message reactions

WhatsApp introduces message reactions in its latest beta.

Among the many features that Facebook has introduced over the past few years are “reactions”. These allow users to respond to posts and comments easily and quickly, via a simple emoji. In some cases, such a reaction is preferable to a text response, in particular because it avoids “polluting” the discussion. The American giant later ported this feature to Instagram DMs and Messenger. Today, it seems to be the turn of WhatsApp to take advantage of it.

WhatsApp introduces message reactions

No one knows exactly when WhatsApp will roll out this feature to all users, but since it’s in beta, it shouldn’t be too long. These reactions look very similar to those on Facebook, users simply tap and hold on a message to bring up the list of available reactions. Then just tap on the reaction you want to give.

In its latest beta version

Currently in the beta, some of the reactions offered include heart emoji, thumbs up emoji, laughing emoji, shocked face emoji, crying emoji as well only two hands (some see it as a high-five, others a gesture of prayer).

Anyway, if you’ve been waiting to be able to use reactions to reply to messages from your loved ones on WhatsApp, it should be possible soon. Still a little patience.

WhatsApp: reactions to messages via emojis soon available!

It’s been some time now WhatsApp works there, reactions to messages with some emojis. The last time we told you about it was in February 2022. Good news, the functionality is starting to be offered to private messaging users on the beta version of the Android application. Like Facebook Messenger, it will be possible to put the following emojis: like, heart, laughter, surprise, sadness and thank you.

Reactions to messages by emojis soon on WhatsApp

WEBetaInfo, specialist in new features to come on WhatsApphas just revealed that the beta version 2.22.8.3 of the’application android of the private messaging service brought a long-awaited novelty: reactions to messages by emojis.

In a short GIF, the site indeed confirms the arrival and operation of these reactions. To use them, WhatsApp has not innovated and has taken over the system specific to Facebook Messenger for years, a long press on a message. As a result of this manipulation, six reactions are thus offered in the form of emojis: ?; ❤️; ?; ?; ? and ?, i.e. Like, To like, Laugh, To be surprised, To be sad and Thank.

WhatsApp: reactions to messages (finally) reach users

Being able to react to messages with an emoji is something everyone who browses the various chat services appreciates. The Meta company with its Messenger service will know better than anyone the importance of such a resource, even if it is slow to reach WhatsApp, which also belongs to it.

However, after plenty of evidence that something like this was in the works, behold, some beta users already have the feature available. This indicates that it will soon be available to everyone.

WhatsApp is one of the most widely used messaging services in the world and we see constant developments in it. However, the truth is that news tends to come out slower compared to some of its major competitors, such as Telegram.

In fact, we see significant limitations. For example, the fact that it does not yet support multi-devices, has many limitations in terms of saving, and switching between operating systems (or even between different devices), while keeping the history, can be a brain teaser.

The reactions are coming to WhatsApp (finally!)

Message reactions are another feature we already see on most services, but WhatsApp still doesn’t offer. The truth is that there were already several indications that it would be soon, having finally begun to reach users integrated into the beta program.

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