Animal Crossing: New Horizons' update adds a reaction menu to the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app NookLink. Use NookLink in one place to access all your favorite reactions and communicate with your friends and family. Emojis represent waving, cheering, fainting, etc., and your islanders can even respond to your reactions themselves, providing a degree of interactivity and connectivity to the game.

You can pull up the reaction menu in the game by pressing "ZR" on the right joy-con controller and then selecting the "A" button on the reaction to use. The first time this feature was unlocked on the Nook Phone, there were eight empty slots that you could change the response by registering/swapping them for favorites. To unlock the reactions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you must complete the game step by step. Once you unlock some of the other features with his series of requests, Tom Nook will make the apps on your Nook Phone accessible.

With the NookLink service, you can use the Nintendo Switch Online application on an iPhone or Android smartphone to perform reactions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons without having to open an in-game reaction menu. This is integrated into the existing keyboard chat feature provided by NookLink and can be used during a chat.

The application requires a Nintendo Online subscription. Once you download the application, the associated account gives you access to NookLink. To activate a reaction in the game, click the reaction icon twice in the NookLink app. You only need one click to Buy ACNH Nook Miles Tickets.

To use the Reaction feature, you need to install the latest version of Animal Crossing: New Horizons firmware and connect to the Internet when using Nintendo Switch Online on your smartphone. Launch Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch home screen, then press the "-" button on the left joystick to access your Settings for updates.

When Tom Nook appears, ask for the NookLink Settings. Select the Upload my Playback Data option. This action syncs your Animal Crossing: New Horizons NS data to the NookLink application.

Open the door and launch the Nintendo Switch Online application on your smartphone. The application will list some games at the bottom. Select Animal Crossing: New Horizons and wait for the NookLink menu to appear. Select Reaction from the menu. You can view a complete collection of unlocked in-game reactions, just as you can view items, bells, tickets, and so on in your inventory on the client-side.

To use the reactions using the Nintendo Switch Online application, click the reactions you want to use, and then click send. Alternatively, you can double-click the response you want to use, which will be sent immediately. Your character in Animal Crossing: New Horizons will react immediately. You can also select recently used reactions from the top menu for easy access.