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.
We are humans and we should not be restricted to 6 reactions. Do as Slack. Allow all emojis and allow reacting with multiple emojis. And when this is done. Make it possible to make custom emojis. Have a great day 👏✌💋😎
Andre Hoffmann commented
Please just copy Slack here.
As a faith-based organization it would be great to have a prayer emoji.
Xavier Dupont commented
Please add a question mark too in the emojis, to indicate that a message is confusing.
Has anybody in MS seen how vibrant/useful/simple and quick the emoji reactions are in companies using Slack?
Kristian Lampe commented
Great that this is taken care of. It would indeed be very important to have also emojis for simple YES and NO, associated with an automatic count of these emojis used at a given time. That's how you can easily ask a large number of users how they feel about a specific suggestion. Check Saba Centra e.g. for a nice implementation. So, it is important that in addition to the emojis, it is easy to see how many of those.
Christian V commented
I am curious as to why MS does not let organizations choose these themselves at tenant level, and potentially let Teams owners change for their Teams. I find the choices "sad" and "angry" very little useful in a professional setting... I miss a normal "smiley" as the laughing one may not work in certain contexts. Let us choose ourselves, please.
Its amazing how useful (and fun) it is in slack to be able to react to any message with ANY emoji.
Teams actually feels VERY limited in its ability to communicate because of this simple thing.
"PARTIALLY DONE" for 1.5 years now. Bummer that there's been no progress since then. I like Jeff's idea to make the list configurable, too.
I need more reactions than 6. And best of all configurable!
In our team it would be extremely helpful to be able to respond with thumb down, or a ❌just to quickly voice disagreement, or to share that you read a question, but don't know the answer to it.
Having only the current 6 options is way to limited. and the current ones do not seem to make a lot of sense for team messages. Especially the angry one.
I don't mind the icons are the default 6 you see, I even don't mind if the quick menu is limited to 6 items. But it would be highly appreaciated if you'd allow me to replace items with the ones I wish to use, that make sense in the kind of company/team that I'm in. The current ones just don't cut it.
J Ward commented
Why can I thumbs up but not down? Seems like a very purposeful choice there.
Why is it limited? I cant respond to a specific message since everything is already threaded, so at least give us the ability to "react" with more options than just 6.
Please add "Thumbs Down" reaction. It would facilitate quick votes.
Humptee Dumpty commented
yo like a year and half already. really? just let us add some emoji's! we need more emoji's!
[Deleted User] commented
I need the pensive emoji!
How do I add more reaction buttons to my chats? I only have six available
Doug Johnson commented
A checkmark would be great. That way I ack something rather than agree (thumbs up)
It would be good, for me, if I could respond with a "Thumbs Down" occasionally. Ideal for informally voting on a suggestion for example, as Sad and Angry do not portray an honest reaction.
Sometimes, the response is "Thumbs Down".
Nik Smit commented
Any update please admins regarding roadmap for the expanded emoji set?