How To See Who Reacted In Discord For Mobile

Interested to see who reacted to a statement you made in Discord? Want to see who reacted in Discord for mobile? On Desktop? This page will show you how.


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One of the great things about Discord is that you can use it however you want. Prefer voice? Use voice. Prefer text chat? Type to your heart’s content. Prefer to lurk and see what’s going on from the shadows? Set yourself to invisible and go for it. One of the more interesting elements of communication in Discord are reactions, the use of emotes to add emphasis to something within chat.

There is no doubt that emoji have transformed the way we communicate and express ourselves. Even those who were initially sceptical, myself among them have adopted the emoji for everyday use. That includes in chats on Discord.

See who reacted in Discord for mobile

Reactions work slightly differently depending on whether you’re on desktop or mobile. There isn’t quite so much screen real estate on a phone so you have to dig to find reactions on Discord.

  1. Open Discord on your phone.
  2. Join a server and a channel.
  3. Find a chat with reactions or where you think there are reactions.
  4. Long press on a chat message to highlight it. The reactions should be shown in a little popup.

If there are reactions, you should see all of them within that little window.

If you want to add a reaction on mobile, do this:

  1. Select the line of chat you want to react to.
  2. Tap and hold that line to access the popup menu.
  3. Select Add Reaction and an emoji window should appear.
  4. Select a suitable emoji to add it as a reaction.

You can use multiple emoji if you want, just select the small ‘+’ icon to bring up the emoji window again.

See who reacted in Discord for PC

Discord for PC is a little easier to manage as there is more available screen space to use. That said, reactions aren’t the clearest part of the platform to use so let’s cover it here.

  1. Open the Discord app or browser window on your PC.
  2. Join a server and channel and join in the chat.
  3. See an emoji in chat. You should see a number underneath. This is how many people reacted to that line. You should also see the usernames of those that did react when you hover over it.

If you want to add your own reaction, you can do it one of two ways.

Click on an existing reaction within the chat and you will see the number increase by one.

Or:

  1. Hover over a line of chat you want to react to. You should see two icons to the right, an emoji and three dots.
  2. Select the emoji to bring up the window.
  3. Select an emoji from the list to add it as a reaction.

If you don’t see the emoji icon, the channel you’re on doesn’t allow reactions. This is an admin setting and not something user roles will be able to change. This is quite unusual but you may come across it during your time on Discord.

Using reactions in Discord

Reactions are a little extra something you can add to a conversation when words alone won’t do. Like emoji in other communications, they add extra emphasis or communicates emotional meanings without having to say anything. They are actually an amazing communications medium that everyone has taken to heart.

The key to getting the most out of emoji and reactions is to use them sparingly. Use them only when they have maximum impact and they will have a much greater effect than if you use them all the time. Some people cannot say anything without them and that’s fine, but to get the most out of them, you should use them when they would have the best impact.

There is a little etiquette to emoji use but like emoji themselves, the ‘rules’ are quite straightforward.

  1. Use emoji sparingly with people you don’t know well.
  2. Go wild with them with close friends.
  3. Don’t use them in serious situations or when discussing serious issues.
  4. Follow the leader if you’re not sure what the situation requires.
  5. Know when to stop using them.

Fortunately, Discord is one of those places where emoji use is accepted and very widely used. You can pretty much do what you like on there but if you’re joining a new server, watch for a while before using them to see how everyone else uses them. You’ll get along much better that way!