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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Whew, feeling sorry for a lot of the grumps in here working in environments where they're "too serious" to use these new reactions. I personally think the 6 choices for thumb/heart/laugh/surprise/sad/angry are perfect. They capture most use cases and are also concise enough not to clutter the experience.
The only feedback I have would be on the implementation. I would personally like to see the "default" view stay the same - where the thumb & ellipses are always visible in the top-right corner of the message. The way I would like to access the other reactions would be upon hovering over the thumb icon, and then a popup (similar to the current popup) appears. The current implementation is a bit distracting when you're simply moving your cursor over the screen.