Twitter has added emoji reactions to Direct Messages.

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The social media platform has announced the new feature - which appears to be live on both web and mobile - which gives users another way to interact with their friends and followers.

In an entry on Twitter's help page, the company says: "It's quick and easy to add an emoji reaction to a Direct Message -- both text and media attachments.

"To add a reaction, hover over the message and click the reaction button (heart and plus icon), or double tap on the message and pick an emoji from the pop-up.

"You can undo a reaction at any time and it will be removed from the message for all participants. Click or tap on a reaction in a conversation to view who reacted to the message.

"Additionally, all conversation participants will receive a notification any time a new reaction is added to a message."

Meanwhile, the social network also explained that those using an older version of the app would see the reactions - including laughing face, heart, sad crying face, thumbs up or down, and fire - as text instead.

They added: "People using an older version of the Twitter for iOS or Android app that doesn't support message reactions will see reactions displayed as text-based messages."