Webex - Meeting Emoticons


A new feature in Webex are Meeting Emoticons or Reactions.

These animated reactions let participants express themselves without saying anything in a meeting or breakout session. As a presenter, you can get a sense of the audience response by asking folks to give a quick thumbs up or thumbs down, but participants can also cheer on the speaker with the applause reaction or appreciate a joke with the laughing face reaction.


Use Reactions in Webex Meetings

The reactions button now appears automatically when you start a meeting.

You can choose from 8 emojis to give instant feedback: thumbs up, thumbs down, happy face, sad face, laughing face, surprised face, applause, and celebrate.

Reactions in Webex


When you click an emoji from the Reactions menu, the reaction appears in the lower right corner of your video thumbnail. Others see your reaction in the lower right corner of your video when your video is in their view. When your video is not in others' view—for example when someone is sharing content or when the meeting has too many participants for the meeting window—your name and reaction appear in the lower left corner of the meeting window so that everyone knows how you're feeling.

Reactions appear for a few seconds and then disappear automatically.

Reactions are not included in the meeting recording.


Disable Reactions in Webex Meetings

As the host, you can disable reactions in Webex Meetings if you want to keep the focus on the speaker or attention on the class.

Presently it is not possible to disable reactions when scheduling a meeting or to turn them off as a preference, in your personal room. The reactions will need to be disabled each time a meeting starts.


  1. Start the meeting
  2. Click the Meeting tab from the top menu
  3. Select Options

meeting menu

  1. On the General tab, uncheck Reactions

Meeting Options dialog box

  1. Select Apply

Apply button

  1. Click the OK button

OK button




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Wed 11/18/20 11:44 AM
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