Now there is a new way for you and your team to quickly add feedback to each other’s check-ins: reactions . By now, most of you are familiar with this kind of functionality, which is ubiquitous in social media apps, and now can be found in collaboration tools like GitHub .
With one tap or click, you can give a thumbs up, express confusion or offer congratulations. It’s quick way to asynchronously give praise, recognize progress or signal the need for more information without having to construct a comment or distract someone with a chat/tap-on-the-shoulder.
Configurable notifications are sent to the check-in author every time someone reacts. Like comments, the notifications are delayed for a few moments just in case you reacted accidentally. (A second tap will remove the reaction.)
And of course you can continue to use whatever emoticons you want within check-ins and comments, in addition to this new functionality.