How to Use Snapchat’s New Bitmoji Reactions

Snapchat finally lets you react to messages, but unlike other social media apps, you can react with your Bitmoji. Learn how to use Bitmoji Reactions.

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Snapchat’s Bitmoji is a unique and fun way to set yourself apart on the app. And now, Snapchat is giving you yet another way to use your Bitmoji to connect with friends.

Snapchat has launched Bitmoji Reactions, giving you one more way to engage with friends in chats.

Keep reading to learn how to use Bitmoji Reactions when chatting with friends and fellow Snapchatters.

Snapchat Launches Bitmoji Reactions

Snapchat has launched Bitmoji Reactions to enhance your chats with friends. Snapchat announced the new feature in a blog post, where it stated:

“To kick off the new year, we’ve added a slew of new features to Snapchat messaging that make chatting with your real friends more fun and expressive.”

Bitmoji Reactions form part of an array of new messaging features released by Snapchat in January 2022 to take your conversations up a notch. The feature adds another layer to your messaging experience on the app, and you can use it to make your chats more engaging.

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How to Use Bitmoji Reactions in Snapchat

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You can use Bitmoji to react to messages when chatting with friends on Snapchat. Reacting with a Bitmoji is as simple as pressing and holding the message you want to respond to.

Follow the steps below to get started.

  1. Launch the Snapchat app on your phone.
  2. Tap the Chat icon at the bottom of the screen, next to the Camera button.
  3. Next, select the chat or conversation you wish to open and use the Bitmoji Reactions.
  4. Then, long-press on the message you want to react to.
  5. Now, just tap on the most suitable Bitmoji for your response, and it will show up right below the message in the chat.


It’s that easy to react to messages on Snapchat. You can choose from seven Bitmoji Reactions, including thumbs up, thumbs down, heart, flame, and tears of joy.

Snapchat Is Giving You More Ways to Engage With Friends

Snapchat is already a high-engagement app, and this new addition is just another way to help you connect and uniquely engage with friends and Snapchatters. Rather than giving bland one-word responses, you can go above and beyond with Bitmoji Reactions.

Although many other social media apps let you react with stock emojis these days, the ability to react to messages with your own custom Bitmoji is what makes Snapchat stand out from its competition.

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