It looks like Twitter is taking a page out of Facebook Messenger’s book by adding emoji reactions for Direct Messages.
The main difference is that Twitter opted for heart and fire emoji reactions instead of Messenger’s heart eyes and angry emojis.
Now you can thumbs down any annoying DMs and ‘heart’ the ones you love. All you have to do is click on the icon next to a message and select a reaction. Alternatively, you can double-tap a message to access the reactions.
Say more with new emoji reactions for Direct Messages!
To add a reaction, click the ❤️➕ icon that appears when you hover over the message on web or double tap the message on mobile and select an emoji from the pop-up.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 22, 2020
It’s important to note that if someone is using an older version of the app, they’ll get the reaction as a separate message.