What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams now supports six emoji reactions to messages.
- These reactions look like their counterparts on Skype.
- Competing service Slack supports a massive library of emoji reactions.
Users of Microsoft Teams can now react with more emotion to messages. Microsoft Teams now supports six emoji reactions to messages (via ONMSFT). Reactions allow users to add emotional reactions to a specific message, rather than just sending an emoji in the chat.
The new emojis include a heart, a happy face, an angst face, and a sad face. These illustrate a much wider range of emotion than the previous option, which was just a thumbs up. That being said, Microsoft Teams still trails Slack when it comes to emoji reactions. Slack supports a massive library of reactions. There's even a Windows Central Nyan cat reaction in our Slack chat at Mobile Nations.
The new reaction emojis are available on both the mobile and desktop versions of Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams allows you to collaborate with colleagues, upload files, send messages, and chat through video. It integrates with Office 365 and several other cloud services.
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