Create reaction for an issue

Create a reaction to an issue. A response with a Status: 200 OK means that you already added the reaction type to this issue.

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An additional reactions object in the issue comment payload is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the APIs may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details.

To access the API you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:


The reactions key will have the following payload where url can be used to construct the API location for listing and creating reactions.


string The token will be passed in the authorization header.



integer issue_number parameter

string The reaction type to add to the issue.


POST https://api.github.com/repos///issues//reactions
authorization: bearer undefined
accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json
user-agent: octokit.rest
content-length: 0

Example Response

Status: 201
  "id": 1,
  "node_id": "MDg6UmVhY3Rpb24x",
  "user": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=",
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  "content": "heart",
  "created_at": "2016-05-20T20:09:31Z"

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