WhatsApp has been discovered to be working on a new way for macOS and Windows users to respond to messages on the desktop version of the app. It might be an extension of WhatsApp responses, which have been rumoured for a few months. WhatsApp users will be able to respond to a message with emojis using responses, similar to how reactions work on other messaging applications like Facebook Messenger and Apple's iMessage. Both mobile and desktop users may be able to use the functionality.

WhatsApp Desktop Appears To Be Getting New Message Reaction Option

WhatsApp Desktop beta version 2.2208.1 looks to feature some references concerning the new manner users can reply to messages, according to WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo. However, public beta testers are not yet allowed to use this feature. React to message is the name of the option, which clearly defines its purpose and is found in the message menu. As seen in an image released by WABetaInfo, users would obtain this new ability to react to a message by right clicking on that text in the app.

WhatsApp's desktop version was updated last week, with the addition of a "response" emoji next to messages. Users would be able to respond to a message more rapidly as a result of this. However, the new method appears to require an extra step if a user wishes to respond to messages on the app. According to the information provided by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has been working on message responses since at least August 2021. Emojis such as "Like," "Love," "Laugh," and "Surprise" might be added to the functionality.

Users may also be able to access a reaction details page, which allows them to view all of the responses to a certain message. Additionally, WhatsApp group users may be able to respond to messages and see which messages have elicited responses from which group members. The exact date when users will be able to reply to messages has yet to be announced. At the present, the feature appears to be in the early stages of development. As a result, certain adjustments may be made before it reaches end consumers.