New in-meeting reactions for Google Meet

What’s changing

You can now use emojis to share in-meeting reactions in Google Meet on Web, Meet Hardware devices, and iOS, with Android coming soon. 

These reactions will show as a small badge in the sender’s video tile and floating up the left side of the screen. When there are multiple user engagements, you’ll see a burst of emojis on the left side of your screen. 

Reactions on web

Reactions on mobile

To share a reaction, select the smile icon in the control bar to get the reaction bar. You can hover on this bar to select the skin tone of your choice, which will then be applied to all emojis subject to change color.

Who’s impacted

Admin and end users

Why you’d use it 

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. 

Getting started

Rollout pace

  • Rapid Release domains: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on January 16, 2023
  • Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility starting on January 23, 2023
  • Users with personal Google accounts: Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility) starting on January 11, 2023


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers
  • Available for users with personal Google accounts