Emoji Reactions Will Soon Be Sliding into Your Twitter DMs
Twitter is adding a heart + button which is available on the direct message option.
Users can now react to text via a heart button or just double tap the missive to bring up the reaction menu. They will be able to choose from a full line-up of reaction emoji: crying lol, shocked/surprised, actually sad, heart, flame, thumb up and thumb down.
According to Tech Crunch “…the flame is perhaps slightly surprising for a company that has publicly professed to wanting to improve the conversational health of its platform.”
Say more with new emoji reactions for Direct Messages!— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 22, 2020
To add a reaction, click the icon that appears when you hover over the message on web or double tap the message on mobile and select an emoji from the pop-up.
For more about DM reactions: https://t.co/sdMumGDBYl https://t.co/QxMVmGt8eY
Twitter jumping on the emoji reaction to move closer to rivals like Facebook and we are surely a fan of the competitive spirit.
You can now react to an incoming DM by sending whatever emoji or a combination of emoji.
So get on and adjust your notification and DM settings accordingly. Twitter had previously teased users via a tweet of emojis available to react as you can see below
sliding into your DMs like— Twitter (@Twitter) January 22, 2020
Users still running an older version of Twitter will see a standard text emoji message per reaction sent.
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