The Reactions update for Teams has been delayed

by Alexandru Poloboc
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  • This is not good news for all those waiting on the new Reactions update for Teams.
  • Microsoft has actually delayed the start of the rollout process from January to March.
  • Standard and GCC users will start receiving it right at the beginning of March 2022.
  • However, GCC-H and DOD users are only going to get it starting in early April 2022.
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The main rival of Slack, Teams, is getting quite a few new features that are definitely going to widen the gap between the two even further.

Last year, Microsoft announced that it was planning to supplement the number of emojis available to use as Reactions within the Teams app.

And the software was supposed to receive the update starting this month, but the plans got unfortunately postponed until later this year.

New Reactions are reportedly postponed until March

The software update would have expanded available reactions, providing availability for over 800 Teams emojis to express themselves when composing and responding to chat messages.

According to the original plan, the rollout process for this feature should have started in mid-January and should have been completed by the end of the month.

However, recently Microsoft recently announced that the launch of these enhanced reaction emoji is significantly delayed.

Apparently, the Redmond tech giant will begin the distribution of these updates somewhere at the start of March 2022, and the process should be completed by the end of the same month, for Standard and GCC users.

As for GCC-H and DOD users, they will get the new reactions in early April with the roll-out expected to be complete by the month’s end.

Of course, the update will be available for the desktop version of Teams for both Windows and Mac, Teams Web, and Teams Mobile (Android and iOS).

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