Facebook Messenger: Here’s How to Change a Conversation’s Emoji

Users can switch thumbs-up to something else

You can swipe horizontally to see more options - Credit by Facebook

Did you know Facebook Messenger allows you to customize your conversations by replacing the default thumbs-up emoji that appears next to the text entry field? You can choose from a variety of emoji, with some of these triggering a special animation when sent in a conversation. Our guide will show you how this feature works.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Messenger application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap the conversation you wish to customize.

Step 2: Tap the contact’s name at the top of the screen.

Step 3: Tap “Emoji.”

Step 4: Tap the emoji you wish to use in the conversation. Note: You can swipe horizontally to see more options. Also note, everyone in the conversation will see the emoji you choose.

Back in the conversation window, you can quickly send the new emoji by tapping its button next to the text entry field.