WhatsApp to get this Instagram feature, starts rolling out to Beta users on Android

Meta wants Instagram to be more like TikTok, while WhatsApp is on the way to becoming more like Instagram

Just like you react to stories on Instagram, you might soon be able to react to status updates with emojis

WABetaInfo reports that the feature is rolling out to beta testers on Android

The feature is currently available in WhatsApp for beta version

It lets users react to their contact’s status update with an emoji

You have to swipe up while viewing the status and tap the emoji just like you do on Instagram

And if someone reacts to your status, you will receive a notification and a message with the emoji

The feature is only available for a limited number of beta users but is expected to be available widely in the coming weeks

Interestingly, it is not the first WhatsApp has borrowed a feature from Instagram