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.
We are glad to announce that Meeting Reactions have started rolling out! You can expect to see this feature in your desktop and mobile clients over the coming week.
Thank you to our Public Preview users who gave us feedback!
Can I add custom emojis? The "original" way to add custom wallpapers required dropping a wallpaper or other image file into a certain file folder and TEAMS automatically added that image as an option. I just scanned the entire folder and provided all images as options. Is this how Meeting
Reactions are being handled? If so, can you provide the required path?
vince j. commented
how about audio reactions? like applause (clapping) sounds.
My team really likes the new feature :)
Maybe you could add a wave hand as well.. as in.. bye bye..
Handy when you are with a lot of people and have to go..
Marcelo Pimenta commented
We need other kinds of Live Reactions. During a meeting, a lot of things can happen, for exemple: a person must take a call, other have to go to the bathroom and so on... And you cannot interrupt a meeting for that. In real life the presenter can see the person going out from room to do that stuffs but during virtual call you should have live reaction that will show that you are in a call or some live reaction that shows you are AWAY.
The downside of this Facebookish nonsense is that you need one extra mouse-click now to raise your hand :(
Ganesh Sanap commented
@GJ, You can raise/lower hand during meeting using Ctrl+Shift+K shortcut. Check more details about reactions in Microsoft teams meeting at: https://ganeshsanapblogs.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/reactions-in-microsoft-teams-meetings/
Sacher Khoudari commented
I got the update yesterday. It's going into a good direction, but still far from perfect.
So far I can only see positive reactions. What about neutral and negative ones? The world is not always positive and people need a way to raise concerns. This is a substantial part of each discussion.
As well, currently we are misusing the "raise hand" to express that a discussion during the Daily Scrum shall be postponed. A toggling thumbs down would be much better.
Sometimes I would like to perform a quick poll, toggling thumbs up and down would be perfect. Such a poll would take only a few seconds.
When can I expect this?
The clapping reaction is awesome!
Atharv Rawal commented
It was there till 18 feb but now on 19 feb i cant see it only raise hand is visible
Casper de Groot commented
The feature is now visible, but you can only choose a few "happy" emojis. A sad smily, confused smiley or thumbs down can also sometimes be appropriate. Please add a few for the less-than-positive emotions.
How do you turn it off in the admin center?
Haiden Steward commented
The prioritisation of Teams development is beyond absurd.
Keep the Linux Client up to date with the latest features.
Please make the Raising hand Button still fastly avaible. E.g a hand button, and besides the reacitons buttons. For education, this is very important that students can quickly raise and lower their hands. Or a keystroke combination for raising hand would be suitable
Very much agree. I'd like to have a second person (maybe whoever has the power to Mute All) to be the only one (or maybe able to grant) with this power. Shouldn't be everyone or would be too much noise but having someone acting as an "applause DJ" would be great since now there is just silence. Also would like maybe a few sounds that -- like emoji -- can be added to "frequently used" so that someone can pre-customize a few sounds they would use? May be too much but single applause alone would be great.
please implement fast
It would be nice to have a button to giva a virtual applause to a presentation.
My idea as well. I'd also like a Boo button (like in Chexx hockey), a laugh track, and the snare drum with bass slap to use at the end of a joke
Janice Kerr commented
I support the idea of a clapping feature for larger meetings, seminars and online conferences, but I would prefer a soundless "Clappometer" that indicates the level of applause graphically. The sound of clapping would add additional time to all presentations. Alternatively, the deaf version of clapping "happing fingers" would make a great icon similar to the raised hand icon.