Mobile messaging app, WhatsApp, has introduced new features to improve users’ experience.The latest to join its upgrade efforts is an emoji response to messages.
Meta, the company that owns WhatsApp, had previously announced that some new features, including emojis to react to messages will be arriving soon.
In a blog post, WhatsApp announced the inclusion of this new feature, saying: “We’re excited to share that emoji reactions are now available on the latest version of the app. Reactions are fun, fast, and they reduce overload in groups too. We’ll continue improving them by adding an even broader range of expressions in the future.”
In addition to the emoji feature, WhatsApp also said users can now send file of up to 2GB in size at a time, protected by end-to end encryption. This is a massive upgrade, given that the previous limit was 100MB.
It also announced that it will now allow up to 512 people to be added in a group chat.
“One of the top requests we’ve consistently received is the option to add more people to a chat, so now we’re slowly rolling out the ability to add up to 512 people to a group. Building private, safe, and secure messages up to 512 people to a group. Building private, safe, and secure communities takes work and we think this series of improvements will help people and groups stay close to one another,” it added.