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How To React To Messages On Instagram

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✎ Key Points:

» You can update your Instagram Messaging interface by accessing the three horizontal lines on your profile, selecting “Update Messaging,” and pressing update for the new feature.
» Try using the emoji panel above a message by tapping and holding it to react with various emojis; customize reactions with the “+” icon or choose from the displayed ones.
» If you encounter issues, ensure you’ve updated your messaging settings and the Instagram app to access the emoji reactions feature seamlessly.

How to React to Instagram Messages with Emojis:

Like all other applications, Instagram also keeps updating itself, and a new update has been added where you can react to any of the messages of your senders with emojis. This feature of reacting to messages might not be there in your app if it has not been updated recently, so firstly, you need to update your Instagram messages by the steps provided below:

Step 1: Three lines icons

Three lines icons

Now opening your Instagram app, you need to go to your profile by tapping on the profile photo in the corner of the page. Once you arrive there, you need to look for the icon with three horizontal lines on the top of the page in the right-hand corner.

Step 2: Tap on Settings

settings

Once you have found that icon, you tap on it, and it opens a series of more options like notifications, privacy, security, ads, help, about, and theme.

Step 3: Update Messaging

After Opening the settings, you now choose the “Update Messaging” option and press update. Now you will see that you are getting the option of reacting to each message.

update messaging

How to Change Instagram DM Reactions:

First, the message liking feature came by which you could double-tap a message like it but now, with the new feature, you can customize your dm reactions to match your exact reactions. To change the Instagram DM reactions in your direct messages, all you need to do is follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Open Instagram DM

Firstly, you open your Instagram app and open the chat or message you want to react to. Then tap and hold the message you want to react on, then a series of different emojis will appear above the message.

finding the emoji panel

These can very well even be customized according to your choices. At first, there will already be a set of emojis in that series visibly the heart emoji, the laughing emoji, the surprised emoji, the sad emoji, the angry emoji, and the thumbs up good work emoji. These are the basic reaction emojis. 

Step 2: Use the “+” icon

In this series continuation, you will note a “+” sign at the end. Now press that, and the whole emoji section opens up just like it does on your keyboard when you type. Now choose which emoji you want to replace and choose which emoji you want to replace.

Use the “+” icon

Now, if you are using an android, your work is done the moment you choose, while if you are on an Apple device, you need to click on the done button after choosing to replace the emoji. The message reaction will only be sent when the phone is connected or might sometimes not show. It is best to refresh the page once and try again because that might be a small glitch on the app’s part. No need for concern or worry in that case.

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