This feature remains on the backlog. We will update you when we have status changes to share.
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.Anonymous commented
Thanks! This is a step in the right direction. Improvements come with effort and even small successes are non-the-less successes. Keep it up.
I would echo some of the sentiments expressed in other comments.
1. Allowing any Team-supported emoji would be helpful. A selection of preset emojis can be useful but organizations use different approaches to responding to messages and so being able to customize is essential. Even if only an admin could adjust presets for a given team it would be helpful.
2. Allow a user to do multiple reactions (like heart and thumbsup)
3. Keyboard shortcut to add reactions. (+:emoji_name) is the what Slack used and that works very well.
As mentioned, I am glad to see that progress is being made and I look forward to seeing additional steps taken.
Keep up the work, Microsoft!
This request is still queued within our backlog. No new details yet.