The thumbs-up emoji is popular on Messenger because it is a designated default quick reaction to a chat.
However, some users have voiced their dislike for the thumbs-up emoji, terming it passive-aggressive, dismissive, rude, hurtful, and obnoxious.
At the same time, receiving an accidental thumbs-up emoji from a Messenger friend is common because it is at the end of the message box.
This position makes it easy for the sender to touch the thumbs-up, which gets sent immediately.
Luckily, you can delete the thumbs-up after sending it to a friend and even remove it as the default quick reaction to your chats.
But how do you delete thumbs-up on Messenger?
To delete thumbs-up on Messenger, open a conversation on Messenger and tap on the chat header. Next, Select “Quick reaction,” and change the emoji from thumbs-up to another one you like.
We will discuss how to delete thumbs-ups on Messenger from the quick reaction. We will also highlight how to delete the emoji after accidentally sending it to a user.
- Overview of How To Delete Thumbs-Up on Messenger
- Deleting Thumbs-Up on Messenger
- Wrapping Up
Overview of How To Delete Thumbs-Up on Messenger
Messenger lets us instantly communicate with friends and family using texts, audio, and video. Text messaging is even easier because you can use emojis, stickers, and GIFs instead of typing long responses.
However, knowing how to use these emojis is essential to avoid appearing dismissive, ignorant, or hurtful. For instance, the thumbs-up emoji is a quick way to affirm someone’s message on Messenger or say okay.
However, some users perceive the thumbs-up negatively. They see the emoji as rude, obnoxious, passive-aggressive, insulting, and hurtful.
At the same time, the thumbs-up is the default quick reaction set by Messenger. With the quick reaction at the end of the message box, many users accidentally send the emoji to other users as they chat.
Luckily, you can change the quick reaction to another emoji. At the same time, you can delete or unsend the thumbs-up after sending. However, this would only work if the recipient has not received the message.
Let’s discuss in detail how to delete thumbs-up on Messenger.
Deleting Thumbs-Up on Messenger
We will first discuss how to get rid of the thumbs-up as the quick reaction on Messenger, then later talk about how to delete the emoji after sending it as a message.
How To Delete Thumbs-Up Quick Reaction on Messenger Mobile App?
Follow the steps below to remove the thumbs-up quick reaction on Messenger mobile app:
- Open the Messenger app on your mobile device.
- Open the particular conversation.
- Tap the chat’s name at the top.
- Select “Quick reaction.”
- Change the quick reaction emoji from a thumbs-up to another emoji.
How To Delete Thumbs-Up Quick Reaction on Messenger Browser Version?
Below are the steps to delete thumbs-up quick reaction on the Messenger browser version:
- Open Messenger on your favorite browser.
- Open the particular chat.
- Click on the three dots at the top right corner of the conversation.
- Click on “Customize chat” from the right navigation.
- Select the “Change emoji” option.
- Change the quick reaction to your preferred emoji.
Unfortunately, there is no way to change the quick reaction from thumbs-up to another emoji for all conversations at once. Instead, you need to select each conversation, make the changes and do the same for every other conversation.
Now that we’ve learned how to remove the thumbs-up from the quick reaction, how do you delete an already sent thumbs-up? Messenger lets you delete an already sent message, either by unsending or removing it for you.
However, unsending for you would defeat the purpose of deleting the thumbs-up because the goal is to remove it before the recipient sees the message. For this reason, we will talk about unsending the message altogether.
We will divide the steps into us-sending thumbs-up on the Messenger mobile and desktop apps.
How To Unsend Thumbs-Up on Messenger Mobile App?
Follow these steps to unsend thumbs-up on the Messenger mobile app:
- Open the Messenger app on your mobile device.
- Open the conversation.
- Tap and hold the sent thumbs-up emoji.
- Tap “More.”
- Tap on “Remove.”
- Select “Unsend.”
How To Unsend Thumbs-Up on the Messenger Browser Version?
Below are the steps to delete an already sent thumbs-up on the Messenger browser version:
- Navigate to Messenger on your favorite browser.
- Open the chat.
- Hover over the sent thumbs-up emoji.
- Click on the three dots next to the message.
- Select “Remove.”
- Select “Unsend for everyone.”
- Click the “Remove” button.
The thumbs-up on Messenger may be a subtle way to say okay or affirm someone’s message, but some users dislike it.
You can avoid using it by removing it from Messenger.
To delete thumbs-up on Messenger, remove it from the quick reaction section of the message box.
You can also unsend it or remove it for everyone if you accidentally send it to someone.