WhatsApp Working on Detailed Reactions View for Image Albums, May Launch for All Soon

WhatsApp reactions are expected to come to image albums in chats, where users can view a detailed list of how people reacted.


WhatsApp recently added reactions to its app, allowing users to react with a quick set of five emoticons to any message. The feature is similar to what other Meta group apps such as Instagram and Facebook Messenger already offers, and now, WhatsApp is already working to expand on it. According to a report by popular features tracker WABetaInfo, the company is now working to add detailed reactions views to group and private chats, which would show group members how people have reacted to a photo album.

WhatsApp Reaction View: How it May Work

According to the report, people can already react to individual images posted by any user, and such reactions can already be seen when each photo is selected. However, the new feature adds a new layer of convenience since it would show users how an entire group is reacting to images – thus mimicking features akin to any social media platform.

The feature was spotted in WhatsApp’s iOS beta version, and shows a detailed view of the reactions you get on each photo of an album – without needing to select every image. The images within the album would show up as thumbnails to the right, along with their corresponding reactions.

Such a feature could prove handy in quickly conversing on selecting images from albums through both private and group chats. Instead of having to go through each image in an album and seeing the reactions that you have received, you can soon get to see all the reactions at one place – which would help you understand which of the images that you sent is more favourable. Such a feature would find usage in both personal and official use cases.

WhatsApp has been constantly adding to its feature list, and has been steadily growing from a communication app to a full suite of services. Recently, the service expanded on its business capabilities by launching its own cloud hosting. The latter will allow businesses quicker adoption of cloud platforms, and offers the cloud hosting for free at the moment. With more features such as these, the private chat service is likely hoping to attract more users and expand the scope to monetise.