Twitter adds emoji reactions to Direct Message

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Twitter adds emoji reactions to Direct Message

 Science & IT Desk

 Published: 10:36 AM, 24 January 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Emoji feature has been introduced on Twitter’s direct messaging system. Twitter has brought the feature to all users of their own web, Android and iOS.

On a support page, Twitter explains how reactions work: "It's quick and easy to add an emoji reaction to a Direct Message -- both text and media attachments. To add a reaction, hover over the message and click the reaction button (heart and plus icon), or double tap on the message and pick an emoji from the pop-up. You can undo a reaction at any time and it will be removed from the message for all participants. Click or tap on a reaction in a conversation to view who reacted to the message. Additionally, all conversation participants will receive a notification any time a new reaction is added to a message".

from twitter`s tweet

The feature has launched with seven emoji, which for those keeping score is one more than Facebook currently supports. Twitter’s selection includes your typical thumbs up, laughing face, heart, and sad crying face emojis, but it’s also trying out a couple of more original options. There’s a fire emoji to let you show your appreciation for sick burns, and a thumbs down emoji for when you need to decide the fate of a roman gladiator.

However, emoji reactions are not compatible with all versions of the Twitter app, as the company explains: People using an older version of the Twitter for iOS or Android app that doesn't support message reactions will see reactions displayed as text-based messages.