WhatsApp, reactions to messages are approaching: small surprise in the beta


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We do not discover today that the WhatsApp team is working on introducing reactions to messages: the first clues date back to August, and in September we discovered the look of the smileys. With the latest version of the Beta for Android (the 2. 21. 24. 8) of the popular messaging app there are other indications that this new function is taking on increasingly defined contours, a signal that the release on the stable channel is approaching .

If the prospect worries you instead of intriguing you, thinking about the flood of further notifications that could be generated by dint of hearts and laughter, you can stay do not worry: together with the reactions will also come the faculty to silence it.

As you can see from the screen shared by WaBetainfo , in fact, by going to “Settings” and then to the “Notifications” tab you can find a unedited item , or “ Reaction Notifications “. Obviously, this is a switch that allows you to activate or deactivate the receipt of notifications related to reactions that are affixed to our messages.



A chance that will surely come back useful to personalize your experience and avoid being flooded with notifications of little relevance: it would be interesting then, in the future, to have the possibility to choose which chats to receive an alert for when we receive a reaction, and for which ones to avoid it instead.

The update that contains this feature is available to participants in the WhatsApp Beta program through the Play Store beta channel, and you can also decide to download and install it then manually from this link of APK Mirror.


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