How To React To Instagram Stories

Last Updated: October 3, 2018

Instagram Stories has become more popular than Snapchat in no time and it was Snapchat from which the feature was originally taken. The main reason behind the rapid growth of Instagram is that they frequently add latest and engaging features. I mean it’s one social media app that gets a lot of updates when compared to others. Speaking of updates, here’s another one. Similar to reactions on Facebook posts and comments, the parent company has introduced the same for the stories in their popular media sharing app – Instagram. If words, photo or video are not enough for replying to a story then you have one more option now. It is possible to react to Instagram Stories of the people you follow.

Reply To Instagram Story With A Reaction

Update to the latest version of Instagram and jump to the following steps.

1. Open the Instagram app and in the story tray at the top, tap on the Story avatar of the person/account whose story you want to view as usual.

2. When you open the story, you will see a new Smiley Face icon at the bottom left corner where Camera icon used to be there. As of now, it is moved inside the text field. Tap on the Smiley icon.

React to Instagram Stories

3. This will give you 6 reactions to choose from. Clap, Laugh, Love, Wow, Sad, & Fire/Lit. Tap on the desired one to react. Once you do that the screen will be showered with the emoji reaction you chose like a confetti.

Reply to Instagram Story with a reaction

4. As an owner of the story, you can see the people who reacted and their reaction when you see the viewers of your story in the Replies section. The avatar of the person who has reacted along with their reaction will be shown there.

See Who reacted and their reaction Instagram story

This update brings another interesting way to engage with stories. Not only is it cool but is surely a quicker way to send your reply. Isn’t it? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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