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.
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.
thanks for adding those but still very boring and not enough, have you seen slack? unlimited reactions and emojis!
Carey Hartmann commented
+1 for expanding reaction emojis for specific comments. This would make a BIG difference in our large conference calls or big Teams chats. If someone wants to convey a specific reaction to a comment not covered by the very limited emojis currently available, they have to tag the person to whom they are reacting and write out a reaction in support, disagreement, or any other reaction. Needless to say, this constraint has a severely limiting effect on natural team communications, since most people don't want to waste conversation space to simply react to a comment.
Timothy Carroll commented
I can't think of any reason that emojis and reactions should not be unified, as they are in Slack. When you add to the emojis, it should instantly be available as a reaction. Also we should be able to add *custom* emojis/reactions. Again, just like Slack. Very simple request but very important when it comes to making a communication platform more personable, interesting, and fun.
... sometimes you just want to turn that thumb upside down!
If you are wondering why other collaborative tools are eating your lunch, it's these small details that make them intuitive, useful and more enjoyable. Serving six emoji when your competition allows many more including *customizable* emoji just perpetuates the idea that you are stuck in the stodgy corporate past!
Still too few reactions, IMHO.
The main missing one are:
- Unlike (thumb down)
- simple Smile (mouth closed)
- very Happy (wide eyes)
Only six emojis are far from enough.
Is it true that "Adding any emoji as a reaction remains under review" for 2 years?
Marc Rossmann commented
Missing the 100's emoji
Please add an "X" emoji so I can say "don't do that". Curretly I have to type "No" quickly. Sometimes I am too slow and someone else's comment seems to get my "No" as a reply.
Please let us decide what reactions we want. Or do like slack just remeber the ones we use most often and build it dynamically for each user.
Can we PLEASE get a checkmark?? Acknowledge that you saw it and are on it? This is NOT the same as a thumbs up.
“🙏🏽“ is really missing!
Shiraz Mistry commented
Can we please have an update from a Microsoft Teams admin?
It would be useful to have a 'read' or 'ok' emoji in the absence of a read receipt. A reply is often not needed but a reaction is useful.
Would love reactions that indicate to speaker/teacher to speed up, slow down, or ELMO (enough, let's move on)
I don't know why you limit the number of reactions - sometimes a DONE icon, or a SAME, or point up would be useful - doesn't make sense to limit this to only a handful of options. Check Mattermost or Slack for the right way!
Please add this feature. It would be nice to be able to use emojis such as the checkmark, X, and other functional emojis for ease of browsing through the chat messages and marking things are completed or not.
V S commented
MS is so behind other companies.. 2 years to add a basic feature?? **ROLLING EYES**
Duff B commented
Rather than a carefully curated set of emojis it would be nice to choose our own. Please expand available choices at least.