The logo of Whatsapp is displayed on a mobile phone display
At some point during the next opening, the time has come: then emoji reactions and the file and group size extensions should have arrived on the smartphone. Photo: Laura Ludwig/dpa-tmn
In addition, Whatsapp has the possible total size of files that can be sent in a message, up to two gigabytes. The company, by its own admission, considers emoji reactions useful in order to “quickly and humorously respond to messages without contributing to a flood of information.” Messenger competitors such as Signal have been offering emoji reactions as a feature for a long time.
In addition, Whatsapp has increased the possible total size of files that can be sent in a message to two gigabytes (2048 megabytes). Previously, the maximum was only 100 megabytes.
Also new is a counter with the remaining transfer time for uploading or downloading. For very large files, users should make sure that they are connected to a WLAN.
The third and last Whatsapp innovation is a gradual expansion of the maximum number of participants of groups – up to 512 people.
Whatsapp has started distributing the three new features. However, they do not all come to the users in one fell swoop, but gradually to the users.