Its been several years since social media goliath Facebook first introduced the concept of 'emoji react' buttons to the interweb. Deciding to follow suit, Twitter officially launched the feature on its platform today.
Users can now react to direct messages sent or received on Twitter by selecting from one of seven emoticons to depict their reactions. The new 'emoji react' feature for messaging is available on both desktop and mobile versions of Twitter.
There are seven emoticons available for users to choose from:
sliding into your DMs like 😂 😲 😢 ❤️ 🔥 👍 👎— Twitter (@Twitter) January 22, 2020
Using the new feature is pretty simple; users can either hover over the direct message or double press it to trigger the array of emoticons to pop up. Both text and media can be 'reacted to' in this manner.
Additionally, users have the option to undo a reaction at any given time to remove it from any conversation. However, it should be noted that initial reaction to any message will notify a user and this notification cannot be retracted.
Twitter has already started rolling out the reaction feature to its web and mobile platforms. Mobile users should keep in mind that older versions of the iOS or Android app do not support this new feature and will display message reactions as text-based messages instead.