Add ability to react to posts (with multiple emojis)
We need the ability to react to posts with emojis. The full suite of emojis should be available. Any person should be able to react with multiple emjois per post.
Please add this super useful feature, emoji support is very limited at the moment, this would be a massive improvement 🤗
C Ravera commented
I tried to set up a quick, simple poll like in Salesforce Chatter, but couldn't.
"No problem," I thought, "I'll just use emojis to poll people like on Discord or Slack."
Nope, it makes it hard to react with multiple emojis per post, and the selection of emojis is annoyingly limited.
I did the best I could but, despite the popularity of Teams, I feel it still isn't Enterprise-ready.
I would like to be able to use all emoticons, but at least add a thumbs down and would love to have a ?
I spend a ton of time on Discord and it's painfully obvious that Teams is behind in allowing users to fully express themselves. It feels very rigid and boxed-in. If I want to post anything beyond the 6 standard, cheesy-looking reactions, I have to post it as its own comment, which unnecessarily notifies all users of the thread. Also, similar to what Ian was saying, companies should be able to offer custom emojis/reactions in addition to the full set of current Unicode emojis.
SIX EMOTES LMAO THIS IS A ******* JOKE WHAT IS THIS 1995?
WHAT A ******* PIECE OF ****
6 emojis are really limiting and definitely seems like there’s space for more. At least please add an option to choose from a library beyond the 6 on quick access.
Ian Gooding commented
Custom emojis would be even better... ie ones we can create and attach to a channel or Team. Then we could define our own ones that fit our organisational needs (eg we would like a "praying" one, but wouldn't want to impose that on anyone else).
William Watkins commented
This is one of the major drawbacks of Teams compared to Slack. Having only 6 reactions to choose from (and only being able to choose one of those, at that) is incredibly limiting. Emojis are a major aspect of communication in any chat platform. Surely this can't be that difficult to implement?
That is great. I would really like to see a question mark emoji so we can quickly respond to one another's posts to request clarification.
After 5 years of using Slack, I recently changed jobs and am now forced to use Teams. It's all about the ability to react to messages with custom Emojis.
Still missing are the following reactions that are critical for our productivity:
- Vomit react
- Facepalm react
- Thinking react
Once these features are added we will feel Teams is up to par with Slack.
This is by far the biggest loss transitioning from slack. A huge portion of the emotional and social depth of slack comes from the reaction system.
What would be best is the ability to "react" to a "react", that is, chain reactions like one can reply to a comment. This is my most desired feature across all chat platforms.
As an organization considering switching from Slack to Teams, not having this feature feels like a big downgrade...
Similar to Slack, it would be great if you could react to other people's chat with emoji's and not just a thumbs up. Creates more engagement and it's what Slack is popular for.
This is used widely in our company on Slack and is a major part of our communications