Azure Devops Tip #3 - Reactions On Discussion Comments in Work Items

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Azure Boards

Azure Devops utilizes Azure Boards for tracking the work that needs to be done. Depending on the process your team project was built for (Scrum, Agile, Basic, CMMI), you have different work items you can use. One of the features in the work items is this ability to carry on discussions and leave comments.

Reactions on Comments

One of the features the team was asked to add was the ability to add “reactions” to comments (yes, I’m talkign about smiley faceys, thumbs up/down, etc). This allows the discussions to feel more collaborative.

There are a couple of different ways to add reactions to a comment in a discussion. The first is to select the face icon to the right of a comment. As you can see, there are 6 reactions:

  • +1
  • -1
  • Heart
  • Hooray
  • Laugh
  • Upset

You can also select the smiley face next to any existing reaction at the bottom of the comment.