Thanks to a recent Gmail update, emojis are no longer limited to texting and will soon appear in business emails as well. Like other talking apps, the well-known email software now enables emoji responses to emails.
If this function is well-liked, it might also be added to iOS and the web. Gmail will provide emoji reactions for individual messages, much like how it now works in your favorite chat app.
Simply scroll down after opening a message to find the new emoji reaction button, which is next to the Reply, Reply All, and Forward choices. Once you tap it, a list of emojis will show for you to choose from; simply tap your preferred emoji to finish.
Watch the function in action.
You aren’t restricted to using Google’s pre-installed emoji for reactions. You can add more emojis of your choice by hitting the + button at the end of the emoji row. Each response to an email will be listed at the bottom, and by tapping and holding on each one, you may learn who made the particular response. You can add new reactions by simply tapping (without holding) on an already-existing one.
The party popper emoji starts a full-page party, and Google suggests that some other emojis may have functions like these in the future. Additionally, you can delete an emoji reaction by selecting “Undo” right away after you create it. As long as you’ve enabled “Undo Send” for emails in your Gmail settings on your computer, this “Undo” option is accessible.
Even if you’ve deactivated the Conversation view in Gmail, each distinct emoji reaction will appear as a separate email reply when you use a third-party email client with your Gmail account.
Emoji reactions won’t be available for school or work accounts, it’s vital to know. Additionally, they won’t be accessible if any of the following conditions apply: the message is encrypted with client-side encryption; the message is sent to a group email list; you are in BCC (Blind Carbon Copy); you have already sent more than 20 reactions to the same message; the message has a custom reply-to address; or the message is sent to more than 20 recipients.
Please be aware that it normally takes Google a few days to roll out a new feature to all users after it is activated if you haven’t yet noticed emoji reactions in your Gmail interface.