Just like Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp to introduce message reactions: Report
This will be comparable to message reactions found on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, where users may simply react with an expression (emoji) rather than replying to the message.
WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, is developing message responses similar to those found on Instagram and Twitter. Message responses on WhatsApp might be part of Facebook's efforts to improve the functionality of the instant messaging service. WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo discovered the functionality, and no users or beta testers will be able to check it out for the time being. According to the source, WhatsApp is presently testing the message response function internally.
WABetaInfo posted a screenshot of the feature, which shows a notice informing the user that they are using an earlier version of WhatsApp that does not support responses. WABetaInfo provided a snapshot from the most recent WhatsApp beta for the Android release. Message responses will be available on Android and iOS applications and online and desktop clients.
This will be comparable to message reactions found on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, where users may simply react with an expression (emoji) rather than replying to the message. WhatsApp is presently working on introducing multi-device compatibility to the platform, which would allow users to use WhatsApp on different devices without having to check in on their cellphones each time.
WhatsApp just opened a public beta for its desktop client, enabling Windows and macOS users to sign up and test out all of the new features coming to the WhatsApp desktop software.