Earlier, Facebook-owned WhatsApp was reportedly planning to bring emoji reactions to the platform. A few months ago the news is circulating via the internet, and now more proof about the speculated feature has emerged. Now, in the same matter, we have some interesting information from the well-known website WABetaInfo, a new beta version of WhatsApp has been spotted on iOS with a new setting option for notifications.
The settings are aimed at notifications that are generated from message reactions on WhatsApp. The settings will allow WhatsApp users to either disable these notifications altogether or change their tone, according to reports.
The version is said to include 126.96.36.199 of WhatsApp. This update will bring a toggle button to switch the notifications on or off, and a setting option to set the sound for the notification. The feature will help users who do not want to be bothered by reactions to their messages, once the message reaction feature is live.
This also comes as another proof of WhatsApp working on reactions feature for its users. This will be similar to the reactions option we have on Instagram and Twitter, allowing us to react to message with nothing but an emoji.
Earlier, a screenshot shared by WABetaInfo showed that message reactions will appear right below the text message and the feature will be available for both individual and group chats.