How to use Disney Plus GroupWatch emoji reactions while streaming remotely with friends and family

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Disney Plus GroupWatch features an emoji library of six different reactions.

  • Disney Plus GroupWatch reactions are emojis that you can select while streaming a movie, TV show, or short.
  • You can choose from six different responses, which will appear on all GroupWatch participants’ screens during a stream. 
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When you’re watching a movie with friends and family using Disney Plus’s GroupWatch feature, you might not be able to see one another – but that doesn’t mean you can’t share your reactions. 

Unlike some other streaming platforms’ Watch Party tool, Disney Plus’ GroupWatch allows you to emoji react in real-time and help emulate the experience of watching together.

Desktop users may notice an emoji icon on the bottom right of the screen (next to the volume icon). Mobile users also have access to the reactions library, which is located between the GroupWatch ticker and language icon in the app’s top right corner. 

Here’s how to use GroupWatch reactions. 

How to use Disney Plus GroupWatch reactions on desktop

1. Start or join a GroupWatch on Disney Plus.

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You will need to begin a GroupWatch to enable reactions.

2. While the movie is playing, hover over the reactions icon. It looks like a smiley face.

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The Reactions icon is located in the bottom right of the screen.

3. Click a reaction to select it. It will pop up on your screen’s bottom-left side with your profile name alongside it to indicate whose reaction it is. 

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You can choose from six different emoji reactions.

How to use Disney Plus GroupWatch reactions on mobile

1. Start or join a GroupWatch on the Disney Plus app.

2. While the movie is playing, swipe left to reveal reactions. You can also tap the screen, then tap the smiley face reactions icon to reveal reactions.

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The Reactions icon is in the top right on the mobile app.

3. Tap a reaction to select it. It will pop up on the bottom of your screen with your profile name alongside it to indicate whose reaction it is.

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You’ll know who is reacting when watching as their name will appear.

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