Event type

reaction_added

A member has added an emoji reaction to an item

Facts

Required scopes

Works with

RTMEvents API
{
    "type": "reaction_added",
    "user": "U024BE7LH",
    "reaction": "thumbsup",
    "item_user": "U0G9QF9C6",
    "item": {
        "type": "message",
        "channel": "C0G9QF9GZ",
        "ts": "1360782400.498405"
    },
    "event_ts": "1360782804.083113"
}

When a reaction is added to an item the reaction_added event is sent to all connected clients for users who can see the content that was reacted to.

The user field indicates the ID of the user who performed this event. The item_user field represents the ID of the user that created the original item that has been reacted to.

Some messages aren't authored by "users," like those created by incoming webhooks. reaction_added events related to these messages will not include an item_user.

The item field is a brief reference to what was reacted to. The above example describes a reaction to a message.

Embedded item objects

Embedded item nodes are more lightweight than the structures you'll find in reactions.list.

Here are some examples:

Message:

"item": {
    "type": "message",
    "channel": "C0G9QF9GZ",
    "ts": "1360782400.498405"
}

File:

"item": {
    "type": "file",
    "file": "F0HS27V1Z"
}

File Comment:

"item": {
    "type": "file_comment",
    "file_comment": "Fc0HS2KBEZ",
    "file": "F0HS27V1Z"
}