Microsoft Teams users are going to get a small update to the Reactions feature on the platform, according to Microsoft. The company says it is planning to increase the number of emojis that can be used in Reactions.
Following the update, users will be able to access more reactions by selecting from over 800 emojis in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft explains this will provide more ways for users to quickly express themselves on the platform.
While Microsoft is announcing the update this week, it will not become available until mid-January. Even then, it will be a staged roll out for Standard users, while DOD users will not get the expansion until March 2022.
Either way, when it launches the update will come to Microsoft Teams on Mac and Windows, Teams mobile for iOS and Android, and Teams on the web.
Mesh for Microsoft Teams
While extra emojis are nice, earlier this week at Ignite 2021, Microsoft had bigger Teams news to announce. Specifically, Mesh for Microsoft Teams.
Mesh for Microsoft Teams provides users in different locations with a way to engage in shared holographic connections. It works across collaborative features, chats, sharing, and virtual meetings. It builds on Microsoft Mesh and Together Mode, which arrived last year on Teams as an AI tool that provides a shared background for meeting participants.
It allows users to create avatars and change a static image, creating what Microsoft describes as immersive spaces. The service is rolling out for all Microsoft 365 customers on Microsoft Teams across mobile and desktop platforms.
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