Google is introducing a new feature that allows users to react to emails with emojis. This feature will add a 🙂 emoji at the bottom of a message, and users can choose from a menu and send their selected emoji. Some emojis, like the party popper 🎉, will trigger special animations. Similar to social media posts, users can touch and hold a reaction to see who added it and tap to reuse someone else’s reaction.
However, this feature might be most effective on Gmail and may not work seamlessly on third-party email clients. If a user is using a third-party email client, each person’s reaction will arrive as a separate email. There are also some restrictions to using emoji reactions, such as not being able to use them with school or work accounts, if the message is sent to more than 20 people or a group email list, and if the user has been bcc’d. Additionally, if a user has already sent more than 20 reactions to a specific message, they will not be able to react to it further.
Overall, this new feature aims to enhance the email experience by allowing users to express their reactions and emotions through emojis. It provides a more interactive and intuitive way to communicate within emails, but users should be aware of the limitations and potential inconveniences that may arise when using this feature.