Acknowledge or read "reaction" for a conversation
I often need to acknowledge that I read a message on MS teams, but without having a reaction associated. I always try to find an associated reaction or go the the thumbs up as default, but using MS teams with professional messages I think it misses a neutral acknowledgement the message was read and understood.
Andrew Hunkins commented
Yes, because "like" is used 90% of the time to mean "acknowledge". Teams is a business tool, not social media. Or just change the English tool tip of thumbs-up to "acknowledge" instead of "like".
This feature will be a great add. I often have to acknowledge a message.
Michael Gerstel commented
Yes, this is a quite important wish. A digital conversation just works with a reaction of my team members. You can often read - use the „thumb up“ more as „noted“ or „read“ reaction and not as „like“. But on a lot of conversations the „like“ is misleading and the user don’t want to use it. means the feedback who noted or read the post will not come back to the post creator.
A simple „check“ emoji would help.
Shoichi Toyama commented
I also need this option acknowledge or read. Say, there's a message from Facility telling elevator is out-of-service for maintenance for an hour. I do not want to say Like, Love, other emoji, but, instead, I just want to tell them I read it and understand it is going to happen but using Achnowledge or Read reaction.
Has any solution to this idea been implemented?
Chris Jordan commented
Yes to the check mark idea but let's make it so you can filter on stuff that hasn't been acknowledged either by check mark or other emoticon.
Andrison Vargas commented
An emoticon can be added. It can be a check mark, eyeglasses, or monocle. Even just a simple green dot to acknowledge you've read the message. Different colored dots can have different meanings. They could even bring the colored flags from Outlook to signify shades of importance or completion for teams working on different projects.
Agreed, I'm currently searching for some way for recipients to tick or acknowledge that a message has been read and understood, not just seen.