Emoji reactions are now available for Gmail on Android

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Get ready to get the most out of your email accounts. According to some recent pieces of information, Gmail has rolled out emoji reaction support for Android users. After several weeks of development, the feature is now rolling out to users. In the next few months, the feature will be rolled out to the iOS app as well as the web version of Gmail.

Emoji reaction support is now available on Android

The new feature can be found at the bottom of an email. Users can click it to get access to emojis and press the More button to access additional emojis. These emojis can be sent out as a reaction to the message. Reactions from other users will be visible in group emails. When you press and hold an emoji, you can see who used it to respond. Tap one of the emoticons to instantly respond to the message. However, emails sent to more than 20 users are not eligible for the feature.

Interestingly, users can react to an older message in a thread with an emoticon. Simply click on the More button and then press “Add reaction.” Do note that you can also remove an emoji in a 5- to 30-second timeframe. Well, it all depends on a user’s “Undo Send” settings in Gmail. The Undo button can be found just below the message once a reaction is added.

Update your Gmail app to access the new feature

Do note that the new feature is not available on the older version of the Gmail app. For this reason, you must update the app to the latest version from the Play Store. Other users’ reactions can also appear as an email, including a link that reads, “[Name] reacted via Gmail.” According to Google, these emails will be received if a user has disabled the Conversation view, is using a third-party email app such as Apple Mail or Microsoft Outlook, has a work or school account, or doesn’t have a Gmail address.

In addition to this, this feature is not accessible to work and school accounts as well as to users who are in BCC. Furthermore, the feature has no support for messages sent to a group email list. Users can only add 20 emoji reactions to the same message. Emails that use client-side encryption or that have a custom reply-to address from the sender are not eligible for reactions.