Feature request: Emoji reaction event


I’d like to trigger a workflow whenever an user adds an emoji reaction to an issue or a PR OP. I found some API documentation to list and create reaction but nothing linked to events. 

Is this already possible? Is is planned?

My current workaround is to schedule some workflow to fetch data from the API on a regular basis but I’d like to react to event instead. 

Thanks you,


Maybe you could use the API (https://developer.github.com/v3/reactions/) along with WebHooks (https://help.github.com/en/actions/reference/events-that-trigger-workflows#issues-event-issues)

Hello @aslafy-z

Thank you for your feedback! We’re always working to improve GitHub and the GitHub Community Forum, and we consider every suggestion we receive. I’ve logged your feature request in our internal feature request list. Though I can’t guarantee anything or share a timeline for this, I can tell you that it’s been shared with the appropriate teams for consideration.

Once again, thank you for your input!

Greatly appreciated


+1 for this feature request.

+1 for this as well.

+1 for this! Would be really useful.