allow any emoji as a reaction, not just thumbs up
Slack has this: get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/206870317-..
Adding any emoji as a reaction remains under review.
I am marking this as partially done to let you know a new reactions bar with Like, Heart, Laugh, Surprised, Sad, and Angry has begun rolling out to all users.
Shahin Shirazi commented
is there anyway to customize emojies in Team? i.e: I only want happy and sad face in one of the channels.
You don't need to review it, you need to implement it. We can do this everywhere, and we want to be able to do this in Teams too
Yakup Kaya commented
We are waiting :)
David Anderson commented
This would be a great feature to add, especially all the values that already have an emoji shortcut.
Sawyer Gehring commented
We use reactions to track the status of Pull Requests. I would love to not have to assign status to the limited reactions. Having (eyes) (checkmark) (speechbubble) (crossmark) would be super helpful, maybe (thumbsdown) as well.
Tim Wong commented
Hello! Hope we can expand the emoji reaction to include other emojis too.
Antwan van der Mooren commented
How is this still not fixed? Why o why can't we get updates a million times faster. You're Microsoft, one of the big tech giants, and after years you're still not close to what Slack can offer :(
After 2 years I can't believe this hasn't been added. This is the typical old way that microsoft works, build a worse version of another product and not improve it. I'm staying on slack until this is added.
Nathanael Ayling commented
Why not just allow any emoji as a reaction, like you can in Slack? What is the advantage of limiting to 6 reactions?
need more reactions, please allow all current and customisable emojis as reactions.
The addition of those options was a good step, but we really need, like a lot of others have mentioned below, more options so that we can mark threads as resolved, pending or the likes.
The ability for admins to configure which are emoji are included or to allow all would be fantastic.
@Microsoft: Any progress report on implementing this?
We really miss more reactions at our big company. Pease add more if not all emoticons.
Paul G commented
We are beginning our migration from Slack to Teams and this is a really sticky point for us. We have workflows built around positive and negative reactions to messages. Adding thumbs down or even a small set of custom chosen quick reaction emojis would be helpful in alleviating this transition.
mike d commented
will you be able to customize these new reactions (diversity options) similar to emoji's, also can you set a default ?
Just adding support for a tick and a cross to allow responses to a post in a Chat where a yes or no is appropriate. This saves having to sift through multiple responses which tend to clog up the Chat. There is a thumbs up which can easily be interpreted as a yes but nothing for no or negative. Maybe the addition of a thumbs down would be enough to enable a fast response.
I miss the eyeballs (looking in to it) and the checkmark (done) This system was very useful and quick for my team.
Nika Khliobas commented
After switching from Slack to Teams, the function with emoji reactions to messages is very lacking, for example, "eyes", "+ sign" "sign -" "done sign" and many others.
+ take into account that teams is still more a corporate messenger, and in fact, from the fact that there is now you can only use "thumbs up" because "red heart" or "evil smiley" is not very relevant to work issues ...
We really need more emojis. Only having Like, Heart, Laugh, Surprised, Sad, and Angry is not good enough. This should not be too difficult to implement I would say.
Michael Edson commented
I would like a green light and red light to react with so we can mark the thread resolved.
One step at a time... While custom emojis would be nice, at the very least please look at the set reactions Teams provides. I do not see how it is widely appropriate to respond with an angry, sad, or surprised reaction. Reactions are supposed to be a fast way of communicating and having the ability to quickly and easily respond with affirmative or negative (yes/no) reactions would be a HUGE improvement! This is by far the main reason we miss Slack.