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  1. Add option to make emoticons smaller or be turned off

    Would like the ability to turn off all emoticons. Every chat application I've ever used (Skype, Lync, Slack, Hipchat) allow this option. Or/and make the emoticons smaller.

    It would also be nice to have the option to minimize an emoji or resize an emoji within the chat feed once a user has posted it. Currently ‘edit’ or ‘delete’ is available per message, possiblly if ‘minimize’ or ‘collapse’ option would make this possible? This would enable the viewer of the feed to create their own visual experience/not have to look at emoji if they don’t want to.

    230 votes
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      35 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 63 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add the Party Parrot emojis

        Please add more emojis. For example
        Add the onion emoji.
        Add the poop emoji.
        Add a “curtsy” emoji to compliment the “bow”.
        Bring the fistbump emoji over from Skype into Teams.
        Add the Party Parrot emoji collection.
        Add emojis that relay more positive messages (most seem negative).
        Add flags emoji collection.
        Add “canyoutalk” emoji from Skype.
        Add medical-themed emojis for those who work in the medical field.

        46 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Reactions in chat

          Slack has reactions (not emojis in messages) in private chats. We use them quite frequently for acknowledgement, approval, understanding, etc.

          45 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Option to disable animated GIF Autoplay

            Please provide an Option to disable antimated GIF Autoplay so they dont start Playback when someone posts them.

            39 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability to hide or minimize gifs

              I like a lot about Teams. However, one of the nice features of your main competitor is that on things like GIFs you can minimize them. GIFs are fun, but after the initial fun they are annoying to keep seeing auto playing in the feed. So a way to minimize them in the feed would be great.

              31 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • better representation for racial diversity and women in memes

                The only meme for women is called 'successful woman'. The only stand alone 'not white' child meme is covering his face. The only diverse children that are celebrated as super heros have a white kid by their side. Please consider inclusivity to encourage and embrace diversity in the workplace. Thank you for considering.

                24 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Giphy Search Operators

                  For example putting things in quotes should search for an exact match.

                  Keywords should default to AND search rather than OR. If I'm searching for "wwe mankind" I want gif results that include both tags, rather than just one of them.

                  15 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • translate links to gifs into gifs

                    Please add functionality to translate direct links to gifs into the gif itself. Slack has this.

                    14 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Incorporate Skype Emojis in Teams

                      It would be great to have the full suite of Skype emojis in MS Teams. As our users transition to Teams, it's a great way to keep things familiar.

                      14 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support GIFs on mobile

                        Support GIFs on mobile

                        11 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add the ability to use Bitmojis in Teams

                          Integrate Bitmojis into Teams, so I can use my avatar while chatting with my coworkers.

                          10 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Cannot view emoji's

                            Hi Guys, Love MS Teams so far - however myself and few colleagues are stuggling to be able to view emoji's in the web app or locally downloaded version.

                            We just see a blank text space.

                            Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

                            9 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Don't use Comic Sans on the stickers.. Especially the Design ones.

                              It's basically a way to guarantee it won't get used by designers.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Use well-known names (short codes) for emoticons/emoji

                                Amongst others, Github and Slack use a common naming schema for emoji. Teams has a different naming schema for at least part of the emoji set, for example:
                                ":ok_hand:" - not present in Teams
                                ":disappointed:" - can't even be typed, as soon as ":d" is typed it becomes a Skype emoticon

                                Please use a common naming convention that a lot of people have already gotten used to.

                                9 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • The animated emoticons are deeply troubling and uncanny valley like.

                                  The animated emoticons are terrifying on an existential level

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add ability to react to posts (with multiple emojis)

                                    We need the ability to react to posts with emojis. The full suite of emojis should be available. Any person should be able to react with multiple emjois per post.

                                    8 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add keyboard shortcut for gifs

                                      Easily like half the reason I even use Slack is how easy it is to insert a gif. Having to physically click on that stupidly small gif button in Teams and then having to wait forever as all the gif options load up really slows the conversation down. Add a keyboard shortcut PLEASE

                                      7 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Uploaded GIF's in chat have poor quality

                                        When uploading a gif into a conversation, the preview of the gif that plays is of very poor quality, and often times trims off the last second or two of a animated gif.
                                        When I'm viewing a gif in the conversation, I expect it to preview at the original quality, and at least not trim off seconds from the animated gif.

                                        7 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Have ALL the emjoi's appear when using : :

                                          So here is a very basic emoji syntax, :joy: but for some reason when you do :j...: it only shows :joystick: Why are so many emoji's missing? It seems like half are missing when you try to do : : with an emoji name

                                          7 votes
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