- WhatsApp now supports sending emoji answers and exchanging files greater than 100MB.
- This is a considerable improvement over the app’s prior size restriction of 100MB.
- Facebook said on Thursday that the capacity of group talks will be tripled.
Sending emoji replies and sharing files larger than 100MB are now both available on WhatsApp. This is a significant step up from the app’s previous 100MB size limit.
These capabilities were promised by WhatsApp’s parent company, Meta, last month, and it seems like today is the day. On Thursday, Facebook announced that group conversations would be tripling in size.
In the beginning, Meta said that just a few emojis and skin tones would be supported, but that more would be added in the future.
Other applications, like Slack and Telegram, have had responses for a long time now since they’re a convenient way to express that a message made you chuckle without cluttering up the group chat. In addition, WhatsApp is going to bump up the maximum capacity of group conversations, from 256 to 512, so that’s going to become even more important soon (though there have been a lot of hacky workarounds to get around the old limit).
According to a blog post by WhatsApp, new features like emoji responses and greater file size limitations are being added “slowly” to the current version of WhatsApp.
Notably, WhatsApp “Reactions” are expected to be pushed out to everyone in “approximately a week,” although Meta spokeswoman Vispi Bhopti said some users already had the functionality.