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Emoji reactions are sliding into your direct messages as Twitter lets users react to DMs with seven new icons including laughter, a flame or a thumbs down.
Unlike Facebook, which first introduced emoji reactions in 2016, Twitter is only making them available in direct messages, not public tweets.
Options - Image - Message - Shock - Heart
There are seven emoji options that can be attached to an image or a message: laughing out loud, shock, crying, heart, fire and thumbs up or thumbs down.
Twitter has not said whether it plans to roll out the new reactions across the entire platform, or whether they will remain just for direct messages.
Emoji - Device - Reply - 'likes - Reaction
You'll still be able to send any emoji available on your device as a reply - but just like 'likes', these will appear as a reaction to a message.
To access the emoji reactions you can either click the outline of a heart next to a message or double tap on the message itself. This brings up the reaction panel.
Reaction - Recipient - Notification - Way - Message
When you send a reaction, the recipient will get a notification in the same way they'd be notified if you liked a message.
Twitter users responded to a message about the new addition from the social media platform by listing other changes they felt were more important.
Top - Feature - Requests - Edit - Button
Top of the new feature requests was an edit button, with users wanting to be able to fix spelling errors or typos in tweets after they had been sent.
One user, Tracy Pardue, responded to Twitter by...
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