I understand the purpose of the new reaction outlines for accessibility, having an outline surrounding reactions can make them easier to read for some people. Accessibility changes are never unwelcome, but this is a drastic shift in the UI that many people have reacted harshly to (myself included). In my opinion, the contrast the new design creates can really break up the flow of conversation and make messages feel far too cluttered, especially with the harsh outline created when you use a reaction yourself.
But I don't think that everyone feels this way.
So my question is, why not make this an option? Light mode is a thing, font scaling is a thing, compact mode is a thing, etc. etc. Providing more options has only made apps more accessible. Perhaps give an option or slider for contrast on emote outlines, or even add one for the size of reactions. One way or the other, I hope you consider this.
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