In Instagram Direct Message, you can double-tap a message to send a heart, and you can press and hold a message to see emoji reactions. Do you want to adjust this? Here̵
The ability to customize emoji comments is part of Facebook’s cross-platform messaging feature on Instagram. This update allows you to message your Facebook friends from Instagram and brings some Messenger features to Instagram.
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Update Instagram posts
If you haven’t updated yet, you can do it from Instagram’s Settings menu. On your Instagram profile, tap the hamburger menu button in the top right corner and choose the “Settings” option. Here, tap on the “Update Messages” option.
In the next screen, tap the “Update” button.
Now the Instagram DM icon in the top right corner of the app turns into a Messenger icon. After updating, you can customize emoji comments from any Instagram conversation.
Turn Emoji Comments into Instagram DMs
With the Facebook Messenger integration connected to Instagram direct messaging, tap the “Messenger” icon in the top right corner of the Instagram app to view all conversations.
Then select a conversation.
Tap and hold a message here to see emoji reactions.
You can tap the “+” button to view all emojis or select an emoji to send it as an emoji response.
To change an emoji response, tap and hold an emoji to enter customization mode.
You will see all available emojis at the bottom. Browse or search for a particular emoji and tap an emoji to add it to the quick reply menu.
You can then choose a different emoji and repeat this process.
You can customize all six responsive emojis here, including the default heart emoji. Once you change the heart emoji, the leftmost emoji will become the default for the double tap gesture.
If you want to return to the original configuration, press the “Reset” button. When you are done with the adjustment, tap the “Done” button.
You will now see the updated quick response emojis in the popup. Select an emoji to send the response.
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