Gmail Plans To Introduce ‘Emoji Reactions’ For Expressive Email Responses: Report
Google is rumored to be working on introducing emojis as a way for Gmail users to reply to emails rather than writing a full response. According to sources, Google is now working on incorporating the ability to express emotions to emails using emojis right within the Gmail interface. Although this feature has not yet been rolled out to all users, some Android users can see it in action.
Emails now include an Emoji Reaction Button
In this new configuration, an emoji reaction button appears alongside the standard respond button in emails. It starts with a selection of popular emojis like hearts, party hats, thumbs up, laughter, prayer hands, and cheerful faces.
In addition, there is a handy "+" button at the bottom that allows you to respond to the email with a variety of emojis. Once you've chosen an emoji, it will appear at the bottom of the email.
Google has not provided a specific release date for this feature
Reportedly, when you use emoji reactions in Gmail, fellow Gmail users will perceive your reactions as part of the original message's context, whereas recipients outside of the Gmail ecosystem will perceive them as reply emails. Although Google has not provided a specific release date for this feature, its functional presence within the Android app implies that emoji reactions in Gmail are approaching and are likely to be available sooner rather than later.