Add reactions to messages

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

Get started with reactions

Important: To send or receive a reaction, everyone in the chat must:

To use Messages for the web, you must connect your Messages account to an Android device and turn on RCS.

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.

Show iPhone reactions as texts

Important: This feature is only available in the U.S. on text messages sent in English.

When an iOS user reacts to a message, an emoji appears under their message. To get their reactions as texts, turn off the emoji reaction.

The emoji feature only applies when an iOS user reacts to text messages, not to images or any other file types.

  1. Open the Messages app Messages Logo Round .
  2. At the top right, tap profile photo and then Message settings and then Advanced.
  3. Turn off Show iPhone reactions as emoji.
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