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.
Reactions are a childish feature that have no place in a professional environment.
I've seen instances where a "laugh" reaction appears on a serious comment and the person has to explain that they clicked it by accident.
malcolm huang commented
LOL, I was searching a way to disable it only then discovered that this question has not received the attention and the solution for nearly two years.
Brandon Hume commented
Yes, these reactions are way too easily to accidentally click, and also stupidly unprofessional.
I've already clicked random reaction many times by mistake. Its really annoying to be show as this very fast pop-over
Mikhail Ryabets commented
This on-hover popup is extremely annoying and inconvinient.
Yes, please allow us to disable this feature. This is most annoying feature of MS Teams. Many times we accidentally click on these icons and it is very embarrassing and irritating.
It is WAY too easy to click. If it required hovering for something like 1 second before showing up, that would do wonders, or if they were permanent buttons that don't just pop up, at least we'd not accidentally click them.
Paul Varga commented
This idea was suggested more than a year ago, and nothing's been done about it?
Teams is not supposed to be another snapchat; it's a business productivity tool, and while some users do make use of reactions, the way they are implemented is annoying and in the way.
The option to disable/drastically delay the tooltip popup, or relocating reactions inside the context menu would be very much appreciated.
IT Professional commented
I've never posted on a forum before but I feel so strongly about this I need to agree with everyone else, please give us a setting to disable these or put them in a right click context menu! They are super annoying and accidental reactions are embarrassing and time wasting to explain!
Stuart Whiting commented
This would be helpful to disable in Teams Admin Portal
Uma Rani commented
What is reactions in microsoft teams meeting options
Elementary Teacher commented
I agree with "I believe it is important that schools are given an option to turn reactions off. Students often use reactions as a form of relational bullying. They will react to certain students posting and not to others. This can become very isolating for some students who no longer wish to post their opinion as they fear no one will react. They are not appropriate in a school setting."
It is also very distracting when 1st graders are clicking away and disrupting class so that they can get attention, even if it is negative!
I believe it is important that schools are given an option to turn reactions off. Students often use reactions as a form of relational bullying. They will react to certain students posting and not to others. This can become very isolating for some students who no longer wish to post their opinion as they fear no one will react. They are not appropriate in a school setting.
When programmers were designing software UI back then, this could not happen. These days specialized UX teams are doing all that research how UI should look like and this is what they come up with? Accidental heart/angry emoji clicks when trying to copy text? Complete nonsense in business software...
Eugene K commented
Please remove it. That mouse hover popup is extremely annoying.
レルマ ルイス commented
i have accidentally sent heart reactions to people and it's embarassing, please, make an option to disable it.
Also it's annoying when copy/pasting info
Removing emoji usage in settings does not prevent using emoji in reactions. If I want to prevent for a Teams or a channel, that means I don't want someone use it..!
Teams can have emoji usage but should let me to disable it when necessary..!!
Shripad K commented
Same with me, while hovering mouse on the teams chat window, accidently sent heart emoji to female collogue its truly embarrassing and had no clue how to explain the next situation. Its indeed in good faith for all TEAMS users to have an ability to disable the emoji's, at least non-business oriented to avoid misunderstandings on the communication chats.
This is incredible annoying. I have already sent accidental "heart" reactions to my boss!!!! And no way to remove. I tried to change to a thumbs up but that didn't work either.
Microsoft NEEDS to remove reactions bc it is annoying, Very annoying, And when we/they rapidly react, it becomes Super Annoying Notification