This feature is on the backlog. I will update you when we have more details to share.
Thank you for your feedback! We are excited to announce that an expanded set of emojis are included in our May 2021 Public Preview pack and will be available to users who opt into Public Preview. This update includes over 800 new emojis, along with skintone options, different genders for applicable emojis and new emojis featuring people with disabilities.
Please see feature details here: Now in public preview: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-public-preview/now-in-public-preview-expanded-emoji-picker/m-p/2282145
You can learn more about the new Microsoft Teams Public Preview program here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreview, and Teams administrators can find documentation to manage which users will see the Public Preview option here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreviewAdmin
This item remains on the backlog.
Adding any emoji as a reaction remains under review.
I am marking this as partially done to let you know a new reactions bar with Like, Heart, Laugh, Surprised, Sad, and Angry has begun rolling out to all users.
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I request configurable set of emojis as reactions, not just the very limited set that is currently available.