Google Meet gets support for in-meeting emoji reactions

Back in November, Google Meet got live sharing of YouTube, Spotify and games. And, now Google has started rolling out an in-meeting reaction for Google Meet.

Share in-meeting reactions in Google Meet

These reactions will appear as a small badge on the sender’s video tile and will float up the left side of the screen. You’ll notice a burst of emojis on the left side of your screen when there are several user interactions.

Emoji Reactions on mobile – Google Meet

Select the smile icon on the control bar to access the reaction bar and share a reaction. Hovering over this bar will allow you to choose your preferred skin tone, which will then be applied to all emojis that could change colour.

By default, reactions will be “ON”. However, they can be disabled on the admin console or by the meeting host.


Emojis can now be used to share in-meeting reactions in Google Meet on the Web, Meet Hardware devices, and iOS, with Android support coming soon, according to the company.

All users of Google Workspace, including those with personal Google accounts, legacy G Suite Basic, and Business customers, can access this feature.

Announcing the feature in a post, Google stated that,

In-meeting reactions provide a lightweight, non-disruptive way to engage and participate in meetings without interrupting the speaker. Further, with options to select skin tones that best represent your identity, you can participate authentically.

We hope these features make it easier for you, your colleagues, and stakeholders to stay better connected and engaged, whether they’re working from home, the office, or anywhere in between.