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Gmail is getting emoji reactions

Emoji reactions are coming to a Gmail inbox near you. | Image: Gmail

It’s finally here — the tool that could turn your email inbox into a nightmare or a pure delight, depending on your POV. Google is adding the ability to react to an email with an emoji.

First rumored last month, Google has now confirmed it is bringing emoji reactions to its Gmail service. The feature will roll out gradually, starting with Android users and coming to web and iOS users over the next few months.

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An animation of how emoji reactions will work. Happily, you’ll be able to “unsend” just as you can with a regular email (for those times when you accidentally hit the thumbs-down emoji.)

When you have access, you’ll see a at the bottom of a message. Click on that to choose your emoji from…

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