How to React to Messages on Instagram

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Really loving a post on IG? Check this simple guide to learn how to react to messages on Instagram, and how to change your default reaction.

How to React to Messages on Instagram

As we all know, social media can be a breeding ground for negativity. So, how do you deal with the haters when they come for you on Instagram? Here are a few tips on how to react to messages on Instagram so you can keep your cool and maintain a positive presence online.

How to React to Messages on Instagram

To react to messages on Instagram:

  1. Click the message that you want to respond to in Instagram.
  2. Long press the message you want to react to.
  3. Tap on the emoji you want to react with, or press the + icon for more options.
  4. Long press the emoji if you want to send floating emoji reaction.
  5. You can also double-tap a message to react with a default emoji.

And there you have it! You now know how to react to a message on Instagram.

The default emoji is a heart, but can actually be changed in the Instagram options menu. If you want to change your default emoji to a different emoji, keep reading.

How to Change the Default Emoji on Instagram

To change the default emoji on Instagram:

  1. Long press any message in the Instagram app.
  2. Press the + icon.
  3. Press the Customize link.
  4. Tap the first emoji on the list (heart emoji) and then tap the emoji you want to replace it with.
  5. Repeat this process to change any emoji in your quick selection bar.

And there you have it! Now you don’t have to be basic and send the default ❤️ emoji when you’re enjoying someone’s banter. We prefer 🤨, but that’s just us.

FAQ

Why don’t I have reactions on Instagram?

There are a few reasons why you might not be getting reactions to your Instagram posts. One reason is that your posts might not be exciting or engaging enough to get people to react. Another reason could be that you don’t have many followers, so not many people see your posts. If you’re not getting reactions, try to post more exciting and engaging content and see if that helps.

Why can’t I react on Instagram messages IOS?

There are a few reasons you might be unable to react to Instagram messages on IOS. One reason could be that you don’t have the latest version of the app installed. Another reason could be that you don’t have enough storage on your device to install the update. Finally, it’s also possible that the feature is not available in your country yet. If you’re still unable to react to messages after checking all these things, you can try reaching out to Instagram’s support team for help.

How do I update messaging on Instagram?

To update the Instagram app, visit the iOS or Google Play Stores and search for Instagram. Then, press the update button.

How do you update Instagram?

Assuming you would like a paragraph discussing the process of updating the Instagram app: To update the Instagram app, open the App Store on your device and search for Instagram. Once you find the app, tap Update. If you don’t see Update next to Instagram, it means you’re already on the latest version.

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