Do you want to remove your reaction from a Messenger story?
You might have accidentally reacted to a story you don’t want to engage with or sent the wrong reaction.
Whatever the reason for undoing a Messenger story reaction, read on to discover how to do it.
Unfortunately, there is no way to remove a reaction from a Messenger story within the app. To remove a reaction from a Messenger story through Facebook, open Facebook and navigate to the story you want to undo the reaction. React to the story again. Click on the three dots at the top right corner of the story. Select “Undo sent reactions” from the pop-up menu that appears. Finally, select “Undo,” and you’ve successfully removed the reactions from the Messenger story.
Learn how to remove a reaction from a Messenger story in this post.
Messenger reactions help in portraying what you think of a story. These reactions include a heart, like, haha, angry, wow, and sad emoji.
If you find a story hilarious, you can react with a haha. The same goes for a sad story, where you send the sad emoji.
But what happens when you react to a story accidentally? What about reacting wrongly to a story, for instance, reacting with haha to a sad story?
In that case, you can remove the reaction before the one who posted sees it.
As much as some users want to use Messenger separately from Facebook, Messenger still depends on Facebook for various features. One such feature is the ‘Undo sent reactions’ in the stories.
Let’s learn more about removing a reaction from a Messenger story below.
How To Remove Reaction From Messenger Story?
As mentioned, there is no way to remove a reaction from a Messenger story within the app. To do so, you need to use the Facebook app.
Below is the step-by-step process to remove a reaction from a Messenger story:
- Open the Facebook app on your mobile device.
- Navigate to the story you want to remove the reaction from.
- React to the story again.
- Tap the three dots at the top right corner of the story.
- Select “Undo sent reactions” from the pop-up menu that appears.
- Select “Undo.”
You have successfully removed unwanted reactions from the Facebook/Messenger story.
The “Undo sent reactions” feature is not permanent. It is only available a few moments after sending the reactions. For this reason, you need to act quickly to remove the unwanted reaction from the Messenger story. In addition, undoing the reaction fast ensures the recipient doesn’t see the accidental or unwanted reaction.
If you accidentally reacted to a Messenger story or sent the wrong reaction, you can remove it.
However, you must act quickly to remove a reaction from a Messenger story successfully.
In addition, you need to use Facebook because there is no way to undo a reaction from within Messenger.
Yes, you can delete a reaction to a story on Messenger. However, you need to use the Facebook app to undo the reaction because Messenger lacks the undo feature. Moreover, you must delete the reaction as soon as possible because the Undo feature is short-lived.
If you can’t see reactions on someone’s Messenger story, they likely disabled posts and stories’ reactions. You can do this on Facebook under “Settings and Privacy” > “Preferences” > “Reaction Preferences.”
To remove a reaction from a message on Messenger, tap on the reaction. On the pop-up menu that appears, tap the reaction again to undo the reaction.
To delete a comment on a Messenger story, open Messenger and navigate to the sent message. Long press on the sent message, and then tap “More.” Select “Remove” on the pop-up menu that appears. Lastly, tap “Unsend” and press “OK” on the notification that appears. The message will be deleted.
If you can see your friends’ stories on Facebook but not on Messenger, you’ve probably accidentally muted their stories on Messenger. To check muted stories on Messenger, click on your story > tap the three dots at the top right>select “Story settings” > and then select “Stories you’ve muted.”