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  1. Expand emojis to reflect the diversity of ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disability of your user base

    Emoji set is limited and almost exclusively white and male. This doesn't reflect the make up of most modern workplaces and certainly doesn't reflect the make up of your global user base.

    316 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Change the Default Emojis to Reflect Different Skin Tones

    The set of default emojis does not allow different skin tones. Each time a user wishes to use a different skin tone emoji, they must use "Windows key + ;" to see a menu of other emojis. This is awkward to use on an ongoing basis during fast-moving meetings.

    83 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Change the name of Cat Emoji

    Hi,

    I found that the cat emoji in Teams looks like my own cat, Sketch.
    I tweeted about this and got a suggestion to submit a feature request to change the emoji name to "Sketch the cat" officially from the Microsoft Teams account.

    Link of the tweet: https://twitter.com/sungun437/status/1343776895859531776?s=19

    It would be very interesting and joyful for me if it happens...
    Looking forward to it.

    Thanks a lot.

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. diverse emojis

    We need more diverse emojis, particularly race. This is an opportunity for Microsoft to reflect the diversity of its users. While there is a practical limit for the number of emojis, there does not seem a reason not to add more. If you need help deciding which ones to add, I am sure this community or the Microsoft ERGs could help.

    45 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. More emojis for tapback in chat

    More emojis available when reacting/responding to someone's message in chat (i.e. call a tapback on iphone). Slack has hundreds to pick from and Teams only has 6 :(

    4 votes
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  6. better emojis!

    SImilar to slack, please have a large range of emojis. Its frustrating to have limited emojis as emojis can save time in how we respond to people's comments. Thank you very much!

    45 votes
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  7. Change Cultural Unethical Emoji

    Hello Microsoft Teams,

    I wish to inform your team that the YES emoji in motion (the thumb moving up and down) is an insult in the Ghanaian culture. The meaning of this emoji is similar to the 'F' word. Even worse, it is an insult to womanhood and highly abominable to use in any decent and civilised conversation in Ghana. Therefore, to see anyone use this emoji during Teams or Skype meeting is an uncomfortable experience for any Ghanaian, especially students and professionals.
    It is something that needs a change now as Microsoft Teams and Skype meetings have become part…

    28 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Add a red X emoji as a reply option to existing emojis

    In a work environment there are a lot of questions in regards to does anyone have or does anyone know. It would be much quicker to just reply with a red x to indicate a no response, rather than typing out no.

    10 votes
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  9. Combine an app like reface to available gif on Team to bring joy in the world.

    Combine an app like reface to available gif on Team to bring joy in the world.

    5 votes
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  10. Reactions

    Should add an "ew" reaction to messages and a shrugging emoji
    ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    15 votes
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  11. Add a clapping emoji to the reaction options in Chat

    Add a clapping emoji to the reaction options to a Chat post.

    4 votes
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  12. Make emoji's more gender, culturally and racially inclusive

    Dear Microsoft,

    I and several of my colleagues have been using teams for over a year and are horrified that you have refused to pay any attention to user requests for appropriate emoji's.

    Emoji's on Microsoft teams do not give users: 1. options to select appropriate skin tone 2. select female emojis (it is actually quite telling that the only emoji that is clearly female is the 'don't talk' to me emoji! 3. There are no culturally sensitive emoji's, where are the headscarf options?

    Emoji's are a tool for self expression, your decision to exclude skin tones or any cultural…

    7 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. An ability to change the color of the emojis

    I'm a brown person, and I'd like to be able to choose a brown hand for the thumbs up sign and some of the face emoji's. The globe is a colorful place

    206 votes
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    54 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Varies skin tones for raise hand function

    The raise hand should be in various skin tones. All persons should be represented.

    11 votes
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  15. Need to have animated backgrounds, GIF and green screen capability. Add virtual software and virtual camera.

    Provide option to use animated bacgrounds and gifs. Also need to be able green screen - need obs software app and virtual camera app added to msteams app so we can do creative backgrounds for meetings and presentations.

    6 votes
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  16. Facepalm like reaction needed

    A new set of reactions to substitute like functionality is just great. However what we need is a facepalm emoji reaction to convey the true reactions to many posts - let's make it happen!

    268 votes
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  17. Ability to PIN often used GIFs

    I have certain GIFs that I use often :). I would be great if they could be pinned.

    4 votes
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  18. Add check mark emojis ✔ ✅

    I like to just reply with a check mark when I have tasks completed that people send to me...but no check mark emoji are shown in Teams.

    84 votes
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  19. Thumbs Down Emoji

    On an official conversation Thumbs Down symbol is very helpful as it was with Thumbs Up. So, Please plan to include the Thumbs Down emoji/symbol in the Teams chat.

    226 votes
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  20. Add more Batista GIF's in Microsoft Teams

    Teams needs more Batista GIF's imported. Get behind it

    5 votes
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