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    How do I react in a call on Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web?

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    In Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web, you can use emoticons and animated reactions to react while you're in a call. You can also customize which reactions are available for you to use during a call.

    To react during a Skype call:

    1. Hover over the React button in the call controls.
    2. Select an emoticon from the menu.
    3. Your emoticon will display for everyone on the call on your video feed or avatar.


    To customize your available reactions:

    1. Select the Customize Call Reactions Customer reactions pencil button next to the React button.
    2. Select the minus next to any reactions you want to remove from your reaction picker.
    3. Select the plus next to any reactions you want to add to your reaction picker.
      • You can have up to six reactions in the call reaction picker. New reactions are added to the front of your reaction picker.
      • The last emoticon in the row of your custom reactions will become your default Call reactions button.
      • You can select different options from the various categories at the bottom of the Customize Call Reactions window.
    4. Select Done to save your customized reaction picker.
    5. Select Close if you don’t want to save changes you made to the reaction picker.
    Custom call reactions demonstration with adding and removing emojis  

    To send animated reactions during a call:

    1. Select the Customize Call Reactions cust button next to the React button.
    2. Select the minus next to any reactions you want to remove from your reaction picker.
    3. Select the plus next to any reactions you want to add to your reaction picker.
      • The following emoticons will trigger call animations: The beer, clapping, fire, heart, laugh, penguin, sad, sarcastic, surprised, yes, and cake emojis can all be sent as animated emojis when added to your in-call reaction picker.
    4. Select Done to save your customized reaction picker.
    5. Select any animated reaction during your call. Every user on the call will see the animation, as well as who sent the reaction.
    Custom call animation demonstration with animations of penguin, heart, laugh, beer, and fire emojis