With the latest update on the Facebook Messenger app, you can now reply in emoji reactions and tag your friends in group conversation.
To reply in emoji, simply long press your friend message in the conversation and a list of emoji reaction will appear on the top. These emoji response includes love, happy, suprised, sad, angry, thumbs up (like) and thumbs down (dislike)!
You and your friends response will appears on the message itself and every one from the group can view response sent by each group members!
The update also allow you to tag your friends in the conversation by inserting “@” symbol before input your friend’s name. Only those who were tagged in the message will be notified in the smartphone!
Source : Facebook