Add Live Reaction Option in meetings
This Live Reaction option (including "Thumbs Up") would be an easy way for Attendees to respond to the Presenter during meetings consisting of more than 15 people. This would prevent mass unmuting of microphones which causes the whole meeting to go out of order and most importantly loses time.
Thank you for your continued feedback. The team has placed this ask on the backlog and is planning a feature to allow participants to react during a meeting using emojis. You can read more details here: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/blog/2020/07/08/reimagining-virtual-collaboration-future-work-learning/.
Please also visit the the road map showing up to date timelines, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=Microsoft%20Teams&searchterms=65946.
I would also like a "slow down" reaction; this is useful when following a lecture. Thumbs up, down and clap would be useful too. I would also like to see the reaction of each participant in the participant list, have them stay there until cleared by the user or host, and show how many people had a particular reaction to the host - this would be very useful for teachers to check if students are following.
MS Teams is indeed a really good app, but as a student i would like to have a 'Reaction' section in a call [like 'zoom'] in which we have different rections such as Thumbs up, thumbs down, Clap , Laugh etc.
@Alex, I have seen the above blog linked several times now but either the page doesn't exist or has changed in some way as I cannot get to it but would be very interested to see the content:
Adding a clap 👏 emoji next to the raise hand ✋ emoji in the online meetings will be awesome because it will make it easier to appreciate someone's idea w/o interrupting the flow of speech.
Similar to social media live videos, it would be nice to have the ability to float a reaction emoji up onto the meeting screen when someone is talking to "silently" react to what they are presenting.
Steven Rider commented
Please add this or something similar. The use-case is widely something like this:
If I wish to offer praise, like or kudos, I only have two options: thumbs up and heart.
Currently our company uses thumbs up for relaying the message of "confirmed". This is very different than congratulatory.
Using the HEART would be the next likely thing, but this is just asking for trouble as it too closely resembles romantic attraction, and I do not want to risk conveying such a message, particularly to someone in HR (I realize Microsoft is not to be blamed from the wide variety of usages of Love in the English language).
A clap button resolves this issue for people like me which allows me to send a more comprehensive and positive messages (which is already challenging for people like me who have the natural charisma of a wounded badger).
Like raising hand during meetings, but with emoticons and it stays only 30 seconds
Make an option to show short reactions in video calls like in skype calls. The icon should appear as layer above the own video from webcam.
Need more than zooms Thumbs Up / Down, Applause. Need Raise Hand, X or Check which would rollup into a summary
Can you please add Hearts or Likes or emojis that we can click when we agree with whatever anyone is saying in mass videocalls/voicecalls? thanks! I hope this will be heard.
Call it 'Applause' and it would be less likely to be used for anything other than praise.
Tomi Mäkelä commented
Quick Reactions to presenter. Laughter, claps, hearts, whatever...Good for training and seminars to presenter to get reactions on presentation when everyone is muted.
Please consider adding a 'Claps' emoticon or reaction that helps users to recognise team members in larger group meetings.This is useful for all hands, quarterly or annual meetings where team members are recognised
And also a Yes/No reaction to agree/disagree.
Shane Van Loenen commented
I would also add a no feature. The yes / no and raise hand should be apart of a tool bar for the video conference.
We need reactions in video chat. We now have big group meetings, and we need ways to say "yes" and "clap" without unmuting
Simlar to what zoom or twitch seem to have: