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How To React on Discord


React is the most helpful feature on Discord, and almost all users use it to share their emotions with the message. But, some new users are unaware of reacting feature, and they don’t know how to use it. If you are one of them and don’t know how to react on Discord, don’t worry.

Quick Answer

You can take your cursor to the message you want to react to, and on the right corner of the screen, you will see 3 react options. You can react to the message with the emoji or reply to it using the react options.

Reacting on Discord is easy, and everyone can learn how to do it in seconds. You just need to practice and train your mind to use the react feature. This will automate the process, and you will be reacting without wasting time. So, I’m going to write a brief guide on how you can react on Discord. 

What is React on Discord?

React is a feature provided by Discord to share your reactions to the received message in the form of emojis. It is the same as you react to someone’s message with angry, happy, or confused emotions. 

For example, someone sent you a message saying, “I’m glad you are fine.” Now, you want to react or reply to this message. But, you are in a hurry or can’t think of an appropriate reply to this message, so you just react to their message with a happy emoji. 

This is called react on Discord. I’m sure you have used this feature on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, etc. 

How To React on Discord?

Reacting on Discord is the same as on other social media platforms. But, you may find difficulties reacting on the Discord Desktop App. So, let’s discuss how you can react on both desktop and mobile Discord apps.

Method #1: How To React on Discord Desktop App

If you are using the Discord Desktop app, you can easily react to someone’s message with appropriate emoji by following the steps below. 

  1. Hover your cursor over the message you want to react to (don’t click on the message). This will automatically show you some options on the right side of the screen.
  2. There will be 3 options, and the left one will be an emoji icon. Click on it.
  3. A list or group of emojis will appear on your screen, allowing you to choose an appropriate emoji to react with.
  4. By clicking on any emoji, it will react automatically.

This is how you can easily react to someone’s text, voice, or video message.

Method #2: How To React on Discord Mobile App

Reacting on the Discord Mobile app is a lot easier than the desktop app. Here are some simple steps that you can follow.

  1. Press and hold the message that you want to react to.
  2. A list of different options will appear on the screen where on the top, you will see emojis icons.
  3. Click on the emoji icon at the far right side of the screen.
  4. This will open all available emojis that you can use to react.
  5. By clicking on an emoji, it will automatically react.

This is how simple it is to react on the Discord mobile app. 


This guide shows you how you can react on Discord. The method to react to someone’s message is slightly different on the Desktop app and Mobile app. That is why I have briefly described both methods.

I hope this article helped you learn how to react on Discord. If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I react in Discord?

You should be able to react in normal circumstances, but if you can’t, it’s probably because you are blocked.

If someone blocks you on Discord, you won’t be able to send them messages or react to them.

How do you view reactions on Discord PC?

To view reactions, simply click on or hover your cursor over the message you want to see. All of the reactions will be displayed below it.

Does Discord notify you if you react?

Unfortunately, Discord does not notify users when their messages have been reacted to. At this time, the only notifications that Discord will send are if someone replies directly to your message.

Does unfriending someone on Discord delete reactions to messages?

Unfortunately, unfriending someone on Discord does not delete reactions or messages from past conversations.

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