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How to send, change or delete reactions to a message on WhatsApp

Save time when chatting on WhatsApp using your reactions. Learn how to send, change, and delete reactions step by step with this guide.

In this guide, we explain step by step how to send, change or delete reactions to a message in WhatsApp. This function, which landed this 2022 on the messaging platform, allows us to transmit our emotions towards a message through a series of emoticons. It seems that WhatsApp is considering adding more reactions, but, for now, there are only six available: I like it, I love it, Laughter, Surprise, Sadness and Thank you. By sending these reactions, you avoid having to write replies to messages, saving time when chatting with other users. It doesn’t matter if you’re wrong when reacting to a message then you can change the reaction or remove it quickly. Learn how to send, change and delete a reaction on WhatsApp.

How to send a reaction to a message on WhatsApp

To react to a message on WhatsApp you only need two touches on the screen. By the way, you can react to messages from other users as well as your own although it doesn’t make much sense. This is the procedure you should follow:

  • Open WhatsApp and enter the conversation in question.
  • Press for a few seconds on the message you want to react to.
  • This will display a bar with six different emoticons. to react, just tap on the emoji that you want to send.

After tapping on the emoticon, it will appear at the bottom right of the message so that the other user can see the reaction. If you use Telegram frequently, you will know that WhatsApp’s reactions are very similar to those of its rivals. By the way, you can not only react to text messages, you can also do it with audio, documents, photographs, and videos. In general, to any message sent by other users, also in groups.

How to change the reaction to a message on WhatsApp

It is possible that you make a mistake when reacting to a message on WhatsApp by tapping on the wrong emoticon. Fortunately, this has an easy solution, because you can change the reaction at any time. How? You just have to follow these two steps:

  • Press for a few seconds on the message whose reaction you want to change. This will display the bar in which the current reaction will appear selected in gray.
  • Tap on the reaction you do want to send and ready. To check that you’ve done it right, you just have to look at the new icon that appears next to the message.

How to delete a reaction to a message on WhatsApp

Another option is that you react to a WhatsApp message without meaning to. Don’t worry, because you can delete the reaction without problems so that the message stays as it was. In this case, it seems that the caller will not receive a notice, as it happens when deleting a message. These are the steps to follow:

  • Press for a few seconds on the message whose reaction you want to remove. This will display the bar in which the current reaction will appear selected in gray.
  • Tap on the same emoticon to disable the reaction.

It’s that easy to use WhatsApp reactions, a tool that is here to stay. It is certainly very useful for showing our feelings towards a message without opening the keyboard and writing a text. Simplicity and speed, are the two great characteristics of a function that is already beginning to become popular among users.

Ron Harold

It has been a long time since I joined Research Snipers. Though I have been working as a part-time tech-news writer, it feels good to be part of the team. Besides that, I am building a finance-based blog, working as a freelance content writer/blogger, and a video editor.

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