Microsoft Teams could be getting a new feature that will
represent a lightweight way of quickly reacting to the meeting.
The feature is called ‘live reactions’ and it amounts to
Microsoft’s own version of Facebook’s emoji-style reactions.
It’s possible that the reactions feature in Microsoft Teams
could be similar to LinkedIn’s emoji reactions. This means you
can expect emotions like “insightful”, “curious” or a simple
“heart” to express your feelings when you’re attending the
For example, if you agree with something or you like the
presentation, you can express your emotion using the new
reactions button in the Teams’ menu bar, as shown in the below
screenshot obtained by us.
You can also choose to send something like a thumbs-up emoji
when you agree with the presenter. According to the roadmap,
the reactions feature is now set to begin rolling out in
January and it will be visible to all participants.
New productivity features
As we mentioned at the outset, Microsoft Teams is finally
getting the new productivity feature called ‘Task’ in the
mobile app. With Tasks integration in Teams mobile app, you can
quickly skim all your tasks at once and open each task to get
more information on assignments and projects.
You can try out the new Tasks feature in Teams mobile app by
clicking on the three dots menu. In the menu, you need to
select the Tasks option and all your assignments or projects
will automatically appear once the update is available in your
For desktop users, Microsoft is now rolling out a new feature
that would allow you to create tasks from the chat or personal
messages channel. After the update, you no longer need to
switch apps or windows, which means you can quickly manage your
tasks or create new tasks.
Microsoft has now also started pushing the breakout rooms
feature to customers in the Government channel.