Now that we're having sprint reviews over Teams across the office, there's not much applause for working demos and great features we've pushed, mostly out of courtesy. It'd be good to have a button/key that triggers applause during a call/meeting, similar to how the feature works in Nintendo Entertainment System: Nintendo Switch Online.
+1 for applause function! or a live "praise" function could work too?
I came to see specifically if this idea has been posted. There's often an ominous gap at the end of multi-presenter meetings which would normally be filled with non-verbal nods of appreciation, and murmurs of congratulations. In an online meeting, these don't exist and people are not going to unmute mics and turn on cameras for this.
The perfect non-interrupting equivalent in a video chat is as others have said, a silent icon of some sort like that in FB live / IG.
Love the idea of Jbedford! Having a way to show appreciation during and after presentations would be awesome!
Chad MacDonald commented
Would be great for other sentiment like FB and IG live, where people can heart, like etc.
maybe adding a normal smile, next to LOL?
Also, would be nice to see all the audiences, like zoom.
How about "laugh" as well!
Absolutely needed in our meetings.
I'm in desperate need for this feature.. due thursday apr 30th =D
De we have any updates on it?
Massimo Marchi commented
Great idea. I subscribe.
Gavin Orlicki commented
I also believe this is a valuable feature to ensure engagement with the audience. For implementation, emojo's onto screen possibly as an option as well (thumbs up, love etc)
It's urgently needed!
Just attended a moderate-sized Live Event, and the lack of ability to show appreciation was off-putting.
Rather than an "audible" applause, I would be interested in having something similar to Facebook Live Streaming events where reactions appear visibly on the screen somehow. Or perhaps whether reactions are audible could be configured?
Having some way to give kudos would certainly help meetings and events feel more sociable, and would help some presenters feel more than they are not presenting in a black box.
Richard Wang commented
Meetings and events feel dead when there is no applause. Since most people put themselves on mute to avoid adding noise and echo to the event, an applause button should work. Here are some ideas for how the applause works:
- The claps should deliberately be unsynchronized so the applause sounds like a real crowd and sounds different depending on the number of the people who claps.
- Have loud, medium, and soft clap so the attendees can show how much or how little they like the speakers line.
- Allow meeting host to disable applause for meetings where applause is not appropriate.
Laura Walker commented
I'd like to see this. We do demos as a team and would normally clap after a person has finished their demo - but it's a bit awkward to turn on the mic and clap when we're all working remotely, so generally people don't. People work around it by putting applause gifs in the chat, which is great but not quite the same. A button to trigger a short applause sound would be really neat.
Tom Archer commented
Great idea. This would allow people to indicate they like something or find something funny without having to constantly unmute/mute. The result is a much better experience for the presenter who feels they're being heard.
Edward Skrod commented
There should be multiple kinds of applause, from "roaring thunderous applause" to "golf clap."
Drew Noakes commented
Last week we had a fully online group meeting of about 50 people which would ordinarily have had the majority of attendees in the same room, with only a few online. The energy was completely different, and the lack of applause from the in-room crowd was really lacking. Having some way to cheer in the meeting would be great.
Mark Parker commented
I'm on board with the idea of this. The serious side of me ordinarily would shun the idea of things like this as a waste of time and resources, however, anything that can assist in boosting team moral during these times of extended remote working has my vote right now!
Alex Eyler commented
Wholeheartedly disagree with MS_GURU. It’s entertainment and it serves a useful purpose — not interrupting in order to provide praise.
I’m all for this, especially during these crazy work from home times.
It would be awesome if just toggling the space bar made a small reaction clap icon float across the screen like in Facebook live. Maybe some artificial applause sound could play if it didn't interfere too much?