Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms worldwide with about 1.386 billion users. This platform allows its users to communicate through the direct messages feature and not much recently, it also updated itself with a function that lets you react to Instagram Messages.
This feature was introduced to Instagram in September of 2020. Before it, you could only double tap and like the messages sent by your friends. But now, you can react to Instagram messages with any emoji you want to. You can change the reaction as many times as you want and also un-react to it as per your mood.
If you are new to Instagram or just came to be aware of this feature and have problems figuring or using it out, worry no more because, with this article, we have you covered.
How to React to Instagram messages?
Reacting to messages on Instagram has now become a part of conveying what you think of that particular text. As mentioned earlier, you can reach it with any emoji you want which comes in handy and is well favoured to us as it works on displaying our thoughts better than words sometimes. Also, remember this feature cannot be applicable if you have not updated your Instagram. In this article, you will how to react to Instagram messages by:
1. Using Phone
2. Using PC
1. Using Phone
To react to Instagram messages using phone (Instagram Phone app) follow the given steps:
1. Open your Instagram account and go to the chat box of the person whose message you want to react to.
2. Touch and hold the text you want to react to.
3. Emoji pop-up appears. Select the emoji you want.
4. If you want to react something else than the default emoji selection, click on the ‘Plus Icon’ sign and select the emoji as per your preference.
The message will have been reacted to.
2. Using PC
To react to Instagram messages using PC (Instagram Web) follow the steps mentioned below:
1. Log into Instagram through web.
2. Open the chat box of the person whose message you want to react to.
3. Take your cursor to the text you want react to and click on the ‘Smiley face’.
4. Select the emoji and click on it.
In this way, you can react to Instagram messages through your PC.
Note: If you want to change the reaction, hold the message again on Phone and select your emoji to react. On PC, click on the smiley face beside the text again and select your new reaction.
How to Un-react to Instagram Messages
Sometimes while you are using Instagram, you can mistakenly react to messages even when you don’t intend to. It may be someone else or even yours. In these cases, you can un-react to those messages as well on Instagram. It is a very easy process and you can do so by following these steps:
1. Tap on the emoji reaction you want to remove.
2. Your name will appear below with your reaction shown.
3. Click on it.
The message will have been unreacted to.
Hence, by using the methods mentioned above, you can now easily and efficiently react to Instagram messages. But first, always make sure that you are using the latest version of the app since it is not available on the old versions. This feature will be very useful if you want to add some fun to your conversation and also shows that you are invested in the conversation. Moreover, it conveys your actual perception of the content of the message.
Hope that this article cleared your doubts. Do leave comments if you face any difficulties.