This feature team has been aware of this request, and it is under review.Alyssa commented
This is so important! My options at work are either to not have privacy or to turn off notifications and potentially miss things.
This feature item is still in the works. We will keep you posted as we have new info from the feature team.
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.
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.
122 votesAlyssa commented
I have been experiencing this issue this week. Sometimes the notification banner appears but often it does not. The '1' icon does not appear on the icon either. This causes many missed messages.