With reactions in Outlook, you can now react to an email message sent from someone in the same tenant without having to send a reply email. Show your appreciation and empathy with one click or tap.
Users will see a reactions icon (a face) in a message for any messages sent from someone inside the same tenant. They can hover over or tap it to see all of the possible reactions to select from.
Reactions will also send a digest email to a user who received any reactions.
Thumbs up, laugh, heart, celebrate, or shed a tear in reaction to emails in Outlook. Apply your sentiment and see the reaction of others in emails in Outlook without sending or receiving incremental emails.
When this will happen
Outlook for iOS, Outlook for Android, Outlook on the web, Outlook for Mac, new Outlook for Windows: Rollout is expected to begin in mid-October and is expected to be complete by late October.
Classic Outlook for Windows: Rollout is expected to begin in mid-October and is expected to be completed by late December.
How this will affect your organization
Reactions in Outlook allows you to react with one of six possible ways: Thumbs up, Heart, Celebrate, Laugh, Surprise, Sad. When you click on a reaction, everyone in the email thread who received the email will be able to see the reaction as long as they are part of the same tenant. The sender of the email will receive a notification of any reaction in their Notifications feed giving them a quick view of all the reactions their emails have elicited from other people.
Note: Users can only react and see reactions to messages sent from people in the same tenant. Emails received from an external sender may not show the “reaction icon” (face).
Users can also choose from different thumbs up reactions to choose the one that better represents them, and Outlook will remember their choice the next time.
What you need to do to prepare
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change.
Message ID: MC445423
Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)
Platform(s): Desktop, Mac, Web, Android, iOS, Education
Release phase(s): Current Channel, Current Channel (Preview), Beta Channel, Targeted Release, General Availability