8 FaceTime gestures that trigger cool reactions on iOS 17

Did you know you can trigger cool effects like balloons, fireworks, hearts, and even a rainstorm on FaceTime? As long as you’re running iOS 17 on a compatible iPhone you can set off fun reactions with a handful of gestures.

Try out the following eight gestures to surprise your friends and family during video calls.

1. Use the ‘peace sign’ for balloons

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2. Use two peace signs for confetti

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3. Make the ‘heart’ sign to get a flurry of red hearts

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4. Thumbs down for the ‘dislike’ icon

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5. Double thumbs down for a rainy storm

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6. Single thumb up for the ‘like’ icon

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7. Double thumbs up for fireworks

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8. The ‘rock on’ sign for flashing lights

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Keep in mind that gestures should also work on other apps including Zoom and Google Meet. In addition to iOS 17, these reactions also support iPadOS 17 and macOS sonoma.

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