Instagram is testing reactions for direct messages. This will enable users to easily communicate without typing long sentences. Technology blogger and app researcher Jane Manchun Wong twitted the GIF while Facebook’s Tech Comms Manager Alexandru Voica confirmed the unreleased feature.
Social media giant Facebook has been working on the feature for a few months and at the moment, non-employees can only see the “love” reaction, but there are six more that could be made available at launch. There’s no telling when the feature would see a public release but as mentioned that Facebook’s Tech Comm Manager has affirmed the feature, you shan’t wait too long.
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Instagram is working on Reactions for Direct Messages
Currently, “non-employees can only see the ❤️ reaction”
— Jane "Not A Twïtter Employee" Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) January 30, 2020