Hangouts Chat now supports emoji reactions
Google has added emoji reactions to Hangouts Chat. That means you can now use emoji reactions to respond to any Hangouts Chat message. Reactions allow you to quickly and creatively react to any message to show support, humour or empathy. For example, you can use them to celebrate good news, acknowledge a request, take a quick poll, and more.
Communication styles at work are evolving, and expressive communication modes are oftentimes preferred over simple text. Emojis, in particular, are a fun and effective way of accurately representing thoughts and feelings to help you build stronger personal connections with your team.
To access reactions in Chat on the web, mouse over any message and click on the “Add reaction” icon. On mobile, long press on the desired message to see the “Add reaction” icon.