Add reactions to messages

To make messages more visual and playful, you can react to messages with an emoji, like a smiley face.

Important: To add reactions to messages, everyone in the chat must have an Android phone or tablet.

Get started with reactions

To send or receive a reaction:
  • Everyone in the chat must turn on rich communication services (RCS). Learn how to turn on chat features.
  • If you use Messages for web, you can only react to messages if your Messages account is connected to an Android device with RCS turned on.

Add a reaction

  1. Tap and hold a message.
  2. Choose an emoji reaction.
Tip: On a computer, to add a reaction, hover over a message. Click Reactions Reactionsand then Select a reaction.

Change a reaction

Important: You can only change your own reactions.

  1. Tap and hold the message you reacted to.
  2. Select a new reaction.

Remove a reaction

Important: You can only remove your own reactions.

  1. Tap and hold the message you reacted to.
  2. Tap the highlighted reaction.

Find out who applied the reaction

In a group chat, anyone can add a reaction to a message. To find out who added a reaction, tap the group of emoji reactions.

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