Now in Public preview & Targeted release: Express yourself in Teams meetings on VDI


While in a Teams meeting on a virtual desktop, users can now express themselves using emojis that will appear to all participants to help make Teams meetings more inclusive, engaging, and fun.


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Flighting status

Available to everyone in Public Preview channel.


How to enable

Users are now able to click on the React button in meeting toolbar and express themselves using Like, Love, Applause, Laugh and Surprise live reactions.

If you or someone else is sharing content in a meeting, reactions will be shown at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds. Corresponding reactions also appear next to the names of participants who send reactions.

You can find more details about this feature in Express yourself in Teams meetings with live reactions - Microsoft Support.


Note 1: If you need information about enabling the public preview itself, see “Enable the public preview for Teams” below.

Note 2: To be able to use this feature, user needs to be in Public Preview. Other meeting participants are not required to be in Public Preview.


Supported clients and platforms








Known issues



Known limitations



Enable your Teams client for the public preview 


  1. First, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Allow public preview. Learn how at Public preview in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs.  
  2. Users then choose to join the public preview individually. Learn how at Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( 


Send us your feedback 

Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help Give feedback This is on the bottom left of your client.




Thank you,

Preview Team

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams

2 Replies
I am happy that live reactions are now available for Teams in a VDI environment.
However, I feel very sad that live reactions are not animated in a screen-sharing situation.
Even in a VDI environment, animation is available when accessing Teams via a web browser, so I hope it will be available in the Teams application as well.