Ability to disable chat reactions
Please provided a setting that would allow a user to disable the emoji reactions on the chat feature. This gets in the way when trying to copy and paste, or simply hovering a cursor over a message.
Ricardo Canani commented
Our company wants to enforce a simple strict org-wide policy: absolutely NO emojis allowed, period. Why cannot Microsoft understand that ?
Wesley Wilson commented
I agree - It is not developmentally appropriate for adolescents and provides similar issues that social media presents to the developing brain. Please allow it to be disabled - not just for each post, but the option for Admin to turn it off completely would be great. Thank you.
yes....additionally it's annoying
Has anyone raised with Office365 support? Surely there is a way to do this via powershell.
Students really abuse this and this then has direct impact on their learning as they are disrupting the lessons with their constant reactions and notifications. A very poor decision to add this again I question if Microsoft have even thought once about how their so called VLE will work in a well established school as so far it has just given me set back after set back. Just another disappointment to the extremely long list.
Displaying the chat reaction icons on hover action leads to accidental click-ing on reactions when browsing or just clicking the messages.
The current behavior is very bad for User Experience!!
Please add an option to disable chat reactions: in settings area and in the drop-down menu on chat reactions bar.
Minh Tang commented
Same here, also a user of TTS. I copy my messages to the clipboard to have them read out to me. I accidentally clicked those reaction at least 3-4 time per day. So many time I had to explain to people that I'm not angry or in love with them.
Veronica Navarro commented
It would be especially useful in Teams for Education.
Michael O'Neill commented
Agreed. I have accidentally clicked on an angry emoji during a serious discussion when I was actually totally fine with the conversation !
Joaquim Monteiro commented
what stupid idea was this 'feature'
Hari Shankar commented
That looks so unprofessional when the reaction gets clicked by mistake when copying text/hovering mouse over it. Request for an option in admin center where that can be disabled by Teams administrator based on organization's policy.
J F commented
Please remove, or provide an option to disable, this feature. It is extremely annoying, very inappropriate and can cause great embarrassment in a corporate setting.
Z K commented
That's right. Copying text out of a message is a nightmare. Please change to allow for efficient use of Teams in professional environment.
I'm using TTS application to read messages, this reactions are nightmare!
Vinoth S commented
Its most of the time accidental & annoying, keeps popping on every conversation text in the chat. Its degradation for official use.
The vast majority of my chat reactions are accidental and thus typically inappropriate (i.e. embarrassing).
Deeved Funaki commented
Yeah please let us at least disable it. It's annoying
Garrett Fuller commented
These things are in the way, and 9 time out of 10 not appropriate for the profession discussions being held.
Jason Cramsey commented
Yes, please! When I move my cursor to click a hyperlink in the chat, and before I can click the Reaction panel opens, and I instead click a reaction instead. Now that person thinks I love them or whatever other random reaction was clicked. I am never (intentionally) going to use the Reactions, so please give me a way to disable them.
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