Microsoft Teams now supports more emoji reactions

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Microsoft Teams Android (Image credit: Windows Central)

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.

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3 Comments
  • Is there a way to add a specific emoji to Skype for Business? There's a certain emoji I'd LOVE to be able to use at where I work! ;-)
  • If you want custom emojis like I do, I recommend you cast your vote here!
    https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public This feature seems to be the 3rd or 4th highest voted on feature in their backlog. But, while there was once someone who routinely updated the public about its backlog status, there recently has been silence on the feature.
  • So MS can add more Emoji's but they can not add the ability for more then 4 people to show up on video?
    They want teams to become a business platform and Emoji's are their priority. MS needs to get their act together.