Express yourself in Teams meetings with live reactions

In addition to virtually raising your hand in a Teams meeting, it’s now possible to express yourself in other ways to help make Teams meetings more inclusive, engaging, and fun! 

While you’re in a meeting, hover over Show reaction  Live reactions Show reactions button in meeting controls at the upper-right area of the screen, where Raise hand Live reactions Raise hand icon was before—it hasn’t changed and now appears alongside four live reactions, including Like Live reactions Like icon , Love Live reactions Love icon , Applause Live reactions Applause Icon , and Laugh Live reactions Laugh icon

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

Live reactions Show Flyout

Next, to share a live reaction with everyone during a meeting, hover over Live reactions and then choose the reaction that you want to express.

Your reaction will appear for a few seconds in your live video feed or on your profile picture at the lower right.

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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.

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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  Live reactions Mobile small More button in meeting controls along the edge of the screen to open Live reactions

Next, tap the live reaction that you want to express in your live video feed. If your camera is turned off, the reaction will appear on 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 Show reaction  Live reactions iPad Show reaction in meeting controls along the edge of the screen. 

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

Live reactions iPad

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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