How to use react feature on WhatsApp


One of the world’s most popular instant messaging apps, WhatsApp has rolled out a new and exciting Reaction feature similar to Instagram and Messenger. It has already become available for both Android and iOS devices. In this article, you’ll get to know how you can use the new reactions feature on WhatsApp.

How to use react feature on WhatsApp

Hold down on the message for a couple of seconds if you want to react. The entire line will get selected and above the message, you’ll get a list of emojis that are graphically bigger than the message itself.

Choose the reaction that you want to use, press on it, and it’ll be shown for the selected message.

You’ll find that the graphic effect with the react feature will make chatting more interesting. There will be big, beautiful emojis that you want to choose for the reaction. Meanwhile, the reaction itself will appear in the form of small emojis at the bottom left of the selected message.

How do WhatsApp reactions work on Android devices?

use react feature on WhatsApp

There are a couple of things that you must know about WhatsApp reactions that go beyond how to use them.

  • For removing a reaction you’ve already sent, simply plug it on with your finger. The reaction will disappear for both you and the other chat recipient.
  • For changing a reaction that you’ve already sent, you should repeat the same process as what you used to enter the reaction.
  • Each message will only get one reaction for a user.
  • In case you’re reacted to an ephemeral message, the reaction appears with the message itself.
  • The reactions cannot be hidden, which means you cannot enable/disable them using the settings.
  • You can turn on the notifications for reactions, both for single charts and group charts.
Aviral Sharma
Aviral Sharma
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Aviral Sharma is a talented and passionate writer who has been using words to express his thoughts ever since he learned how to hold a pen. He is passionate about outer space, history, sports, and most importantly, technology. Aviral has been a regular writer for rootmygalaxy for over 6 years and has been covering games and Android guides. He currently owns a Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, an iPhone 13, and a HP Pavilion laptop.

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