XEP-Remarks/XEP-xxxx: Message Reactions

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This is a page for information about XEP-Remarks/XEP-xxxx: Message Reactions, including errata, comments, questions, and implementation experience.

XEP-xxxx: Message Reactions

Fallback Body

Summary of the advantages (pros) and disadvantages of adding a fallback body to the reaction.


  • Users of legacy clients still see the reaction, because to them the message will appear as "standard" message.
  • the legacy body causes the message to become "important" (in the sense of Carbons and MAM) without a hint (this is also a con).


  • Legacy Client unusable because of reaction spam in MUCs, real messages with content are buried under reactions
  • People might refrain from using reactions, as they notice how they spam others legacy client, which could effectively harm adoption of the feature