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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.

    337 votes
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      43 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 114 votes
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        4 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.

        92 votes
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          2 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.

          89 votes
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            11 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.

            66 votes
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              9 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow for randomized giphy selection using a shortcut.

              We're supposed to be working... so selecting the perfect Giphy is a bit of a distraction. Allowing for a randomized Giphy selection (based on keyword) by using a shortcut is something your competition offers, and is missed dearly by our team. Part of the fun was/is being surprised by what pops up.

              48 votes
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                4 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.

                40 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • We want the Muppets from "real skype"!!!

                  The muppets are a great team building/ice breaking feature that can add life to a dull conversation. We want the Muppets!

                  37 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add custom emoji

                    Ability to add custom emoji similar to how Slack allows.

                    32 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Disable giphy, stickers, and memes per channel

                      There should be settings per channel which would allow / disallow use of Giphy, stickers and memes per channel (not just per team).

                      This would allow a channel for general silliness and another where people are not allowed to post stickers/memes/giphy.

                      We are seeing that a project can quickly be derailed when a few people start posting memes in the middle of serious discussions to express themselves. While I agree that there's a time and place and those people should be more disciplined, it would be better to restrict those things per channel, so a serious conversation in a particular…

                      32 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please remove your skype smiles

                        Please remove your skype smiles - they are really awfull. Just make them look like original emoji (like in slack) or at least like the ones in touch keyboard in Windows 10. Please, it really hurts my eyes. Do a survey on that or something - I'm sure nobody likes skype set of smiles.

                        31 votes
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                          6 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.

                          30 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Emojis are gigantic

                            The emojis should be same size as text.

                            29 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  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.

                              27 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Animated GIFs in conversation

                                I keep reading that you've integrated it but I don't see it. Please allow for GIFs to actually animate.

                                26 votes
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                                  we have this!  ·  0 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 22 votes
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                                    3 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.

                                    20 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  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.

                                      19 votes
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                                        2 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 :)

                                        17 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • thumbs up emoji

                                          Please make your thumbsup emoji (yes) not the weird flesh color and stop it from moving. I use the thumbsup all the time in conversation and I'm not sure why but I hate this emoji.

                                          Great tool though you guys are doing great.

                                          17 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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