How to React to a Message with a Sticker on iPhone

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With iOS 10, Apple introduced Stickers to the Messages app. We’ve covered how to download and use Stickers in a previous tip. We learned that you can send stickers to friends as a reply, but you can also use a sticker to react to a friend's message. Here’s how to react to a message with a sticker.

Related: How to Download Apps in Messages with iOS 10 on iPhone

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How to React to a Message with a Sticker

If you don’t have any stickers, use this tip to learn how to download them. To react to a message with a sticker:

  • Find the sticker you want to react to a message with.

  • Drag the sticker to the message bubble you want to react to.

The message bubble will turn a darker shade when the sticker is hovering over it. Lift your finger to drop the sticker. It will adhere to the message bubble, and your friend will be able to see the sticker you dropped.

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