In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with emails and messages, making it difficult to keep up with all of them. This is where emojis or reactions come in handy as they allow us to quickly express how we feel about a message without having to send a reply. Microsoft, recognizing the importance of reactions, is now introducing reactions in Outlook.
Reactions in Outlook allow you to react to an email message sent from someone in the same tenant without having to send a reply email. There are six possible reactions to choose from: thumbs up, heart, celebrate, laugh, surprise, and sad. These are very similar to the reactions available in Microsoft Teams, so if you’re familiar with those, you’ll find it easy to use reactions in Outlook.
To use reactions in Outlook, simply click on the reaction icon, which is an emoji face, and choose the appropriate reaction. Everyone in the email thread, including the sender, will be able to see who has received the email and the reaction. Additionally, users will receive a digest email if they receive any reactions.
The rollout for reactions in Outlook is expected to begin in mid-October and is expected to be completed by late October for Outlook for iOS, Android, and Mac. Classic Outlook for Windows rollout is expected to begin in mid-October and is expected to be completed by late December. There is nothing you need to do to prepare, just get excited about the upcoming feature.
It’s important to note that reactions in Outlook only work for emails sent from someone in the same tenant. If you’re concerned about team members sending emojis externally and finding it unprofessional, rest assured that this feature is only for internal use.
In conclusion, reactions in Outlook are a great way to quickly express how you feel about an email message without having to send a reply. It’s a time-saving feature that can help you keep up with your busy life. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. And remember, no need to hit that subscribe button as this is not a video.