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Instagram stories get Facebook-like emoji reactions

Facebook is working hard to make Instagram more engaging than ever before. According to the latest report, Facebook is testing the new feature which will let the users react to stories on Instagram. The feature will be available soon if testing goes well and feedback is positive. Facebook is testing them on iOS platform. There are six reactions available such as – laugh, applause, heart eyes, face with open mouth, crying, and fire. Users going to love Facebook-like emoji reactions feature.

Facebook like reactions are included in the latest stable Instagram version – 54.0.0.14.82. Instagram spokeperson told – “We are testing way to make it easier to interact and get closer with your friends on Instagram.”

The emoji button is located on the right side of the next bar on Instagram stories. Android users will be able to react with emojis to stories which have the reply option toggled off. iOS does not have the option yet. The Instagram team is working on rolling out more new features such as adding music tracks in stories.

Instagram and WhatsApp are very popular among users with 300 million and 450 million daily users. Also, Facebook stories has 150 million daily users while Messengers Stories has 70 million. With this new emoji reaction feature – Instagram is likely to get the same response.

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