Express yourself in Teams meetings with live reactions

In addition to virtually raising your hand in a Teams meeting, you can express yourself in other ways to help make Teams meetings more inclusive, engaging, and fun! 

During your meeting, select Reactions  teams reaction icon in meeting controls at the upper-right area of the screen to express your reaction to what's being shared. Choose from a range of live reactions, including:

  • Like 3D emoji like reaction

  • Love 3D Emoji heart reaction

  • Applause 3D emoji applause reaction

  • Laugh  3D emoji laughter reaction

  • Surprise 3D emoji surprise reaction

Note: Live reactions appear when using filters and backgrounds and in breakout rooms, but not in together mode or large gallery view.

Your reaction will pop up momentarily at the bottom of your meeting and over your profile picture or video feed.

Image of live reactions during a Teams presentation.

If you or someone else is sharing content in a meeting, such as a desktop, window, PowerPoint deck, photo, video, or whiteboard, reactions will float up from the bottom of the screen for a few seconds. Corresponding reactions also appear on the profile pictures of participants who send reactions.

Live reactions Presentation

Notes: 

  • If live reactions aren’t available, check with the meeting organizer or IT admin to see if the feature has been enabled.

  • Meeting organizers can turn off live reactions in participant settings.

  • Live reactions aren’t currently available in the web version of Teams.

Using live reactions on an iOS or Android mobile device

To share meeting reactions (or raise your hand) when you’re using an iOS or Android mobile device while in a Teams meeting, tap More info  More options button in meeting controls along the edge of the screen to open Live reactions

Next, choose the live reaction you want to express. The reaction will pop up momentarily across your live video feed, or if your camera is turned off, across your profile picture.

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Live reactions mobile menu

Using live reactions on an iPad or Android tablet

To share a meeting reaction (or raise your hand) while using an iPad or Android tablet in a Teams meeting, tap Reactions  teams reaction icon in meeting controls along the edge of the screen. 

When live reactions appear, tap the reaction you want to express in your live video feed. If your camera is turned off, the reaction will pop up momentarily across your profile picture.

Image of live 3D emoji reactions on mobile Teams meeting.

If you or someone else is sharing content in a meeting, such as your screen, PowerPoint deck, photo, or video, live reactions will float up from the bottom of the screen for a few seconds. 

Note: Live reactions don't appear on a whiteboard while using a mobile device.

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