After introducing the feature last month, WhatsApp has started rolling out emoji reactions to all users around the world, it announced. In the coming days, you will be able to react with one of six emojis: thumbs up 👍, red heart ❤️, face with tears of joy 😂, face with open mouth 😮, crying face 😢, and folded hands 🙏. The messaging app also introduced two more features: 2GB of file sharing and an increase in group membership to 512 people.
In addition to message reactions, WhatsApp will now allow you to send files up to 2GB in size, 20 times more than the previous 100MB limitation. That seems designed to support video files in particular” and we believe [it] it will be useful for collaboration between small businesses and school groups,” the company said. It also introduced the ability to create group chats with up to 512 people, double the previous limit.
The features will be rolling out over the next week to iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows, so many won’t see them. immediately. That should also be just the beginning, because WhatsApp has previously said that it plans to support reactions with all emoji and skin tones in the future.
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