Emoji Reactions

Sometimes I want to immediately react to someone else speaking without interrupting.

Examples:

  • expressing that I like the current part of a demo
  • expressing that I support an idea someone is deliberating
  • expressing surprise or happiness about some news I’m hearing

I do not want to do it via chat. Mostly the chat is not followed by everyone unless I refer to the chat explicitly, e.g. “I’m posting the link in the chat”

Slack calls have an emoji-button in the UI element where you have the screenshare and hang-up button. When you click it, a set of emojis opens. When you select one, it appears in the corner of everyone’s screen for a short time, along with your name. I absolutely love that feature.

I can:

  • express that I like the current part of a demo --> heart-emoji, thumbs-up emoji, exploding head emoji…
  • express that I support an idea someone is deliberating --> thumbs up, applause
  • express surprise or happiness about some news I’m hearing --> celebration emoji

Would love to see this in jitsi too!

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I think this is a very good idea.

See also and upvote (or downvote) ticket #5217 in GitHub - “Emoji reactions”

it has been depreciated use this instead: https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/issues/8054