5 Ways to Use Emoji Reactions in Rumpus

Dave Kung
July 17, 2019

Happy World Emoji Day! Emojis have become a cultural phenomenon. They are a highly effective, efficient, and fun means of expression. Besides injecting some personality into your meetings, emojis can help make your meetings more productive. Expressing yourself non-verbally lets you share opinions without interrupting the meeting or stepping over each other when trying to speak.

Here are five ways to use emojis in Rumpus.

Create empathy  πŸ™‚πŸ˜žπŸ€£

Empathy is critical to building rapport and strong teams. Simple expressions like showing appreciation πŸ™‚, sharing disappointment 😞, or sharing a laugh 🀣 help to create and reinforce social connections. This is especially important for remote workers who don’t benefit from the frequent social interactions available in the office.


Give encouragement and affirmation πŸ‘πŸ€©

Appreciation is a primary driver of job satisfaction and team performance. It’s recognition of a job well done πŸ‘ or when you’ve hit it out of the park 🀩.


Celebrate πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

Team wins, large or small, are cause for celebration. Did you just wrap a project, deploy a release, win a new client? Celebrate! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰


Notify βœ‹β—β“βŒ›πŸ‘‹

Speaking up in meetings is difficult enough when you’re face to face, but it’s even more challenging when everyone is online or if you’re on the receiving end of a presentation. Just raise your hand βœ‹ if you have a question or something to add. Add more emphasis if there’s something that requires added attention ❗. If something is particularly puzzling, let your team know β“. Sometimes you may want to notify your colleagues if you’ll be stepping away βŒ› or you’d like to announce your presence or bid everyone farewell πŸ‘‹.


Gather Opinion πŸ‘πŸ‘ŽπŸ™‚πŸ€”πŸ€©β€οΈ

Quickly gather feedback or take the pulse of your team. Thumbs up or down πŸ‘πŸ‘Ž are great for simple decisions, but if a more nuanced understanding is required, let people respond with a larger selection of options from strongly negative to wildly enthusiastic πŸ‘ŽπŸ€”πŸ™‚πŸ€©β€οΈ.


Emoji reactions are visible across all shared screens and the video conferencing feed. Next time you host a Rumpus, be sure to let your team know they have a new and fun way to join the conversation.

Happy Rumpusing!