Thank you for your continued feedback! We are happy to share that we have rolled out 800+ emojis to our Desktop and Web platforms, with Mobile rolling out in the coming months. This update includes 6 skin tone options, different genders for applicable emojis, and emojis featuring people with disabilities. Please note that you can also add native OS emojis using “Win + .” shortcut in Windows and “Cmd + Ctrl + Space” in MacOS.
Today, you can add a custom meme with your own caption in the Sticker/Memes feature. To learn more, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/send-an-emoji-gif-or-sticker-in-teams-174248c9-e64d-4de1-9f41-3199cc0751ad.
Taylor LaMar commented
Progress is progress, but I was really hoping for the ability to add custom emojis / reactions, something that every chat app - Slack, Discord, etc - has, but Teams does not. This is somewhat disappointing.
That's great I guess, but more reactions are what we really wanted (on my Team)
Yes, please offer more diverse gifs/stickers. We work with a diverse team and most of the Teams gifs/stickers feature white folks, specifically white men. Thank you in advance!
"The ability to add custom emojis and custom reactions is still under review, and we will share an update as soon as one is available."
Why? It isn't a difficult feature to add and the community has been asking for years. It would single handedly put one of the nails in Slacks coffin if you opened up custom emoji.
Totally confused as to why Microsoft is sitting on the fence for this feature. The exec team in charge of the product roadmap is out of touch.
We need these reactions on messages:
"+1 | Agree"
reply on message on the Desktop app, the way we can do on mobile
http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/14/3/000474/000474.html. so, yes please, more emoji. custom emoji. This is holding my team in Slack (while the rest of the institution has shifted). And yes, it's partly bc I employ students. But that's not the only reason. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/the-bible-emoji-its-not-the-apocalypse-just-the-age-old-tradition-of-interpreting-the-goodbook/article30261867/
Actually, that is a really good feature, Don. I withdraw my words. The fact that both of such sought after features with likely 100.000+ requesting users (considering how many upvotes each suggestion has) has not been met by Microsoft still baffles me though. Their priorities have shown, they do not lie with the regular consumers of their products.
...Should have gone with Slack and Zoom instead of this tool.
Get lost Don, double the amount want this feature, so _no_, we do not want they rather prioritized that. Stop lying and deceiving.
We do want more status updates from Microsoft though, as this level of customer support defines a new low for the industry.
I'm sure it has been said, but our team(s) seems to really be utilizing the <thumb up> for comprehension/poll, a <thumb down> would be helpful. Or get crazy, an entire poll/questionnaire function.
Don Magill III commented
We would rather you prioritized https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/32026894-ability-for-meeting-participants-to-draw-on-shared . This would be a useful feature. Emojis are not.
This feature is purely cosmetic and doesn't change overall productivity, yet it's in "working on it" status while sooooo many other much-requested features are stuck in the backlog for YEARS.
Are all Teams Product Managers 14 year olds?
Would like to add my own GIFS to the teams application
I WANT TO TURN THE AUTO EMOJIS OFF WHEN I TYPE IN TEXT. THEY ARE UGLY AND TEXT EMOTICONS ARE SUPERIOR.
So much potential at work with additional reactions and more emoji. We communicate a LOT with each other and being able to use emoji's as a response is so much faster and easier to see than text.
* someone on the team asks for help, we want to add reaction of "raised hand" (or similar), to identify that I will pick up the work.
* a check mark when we are done with it
* image of 'eyes' if we're looking into the question
* timer emoji to identify that we will answer or do the work, but in a little bit; can't get to it right now.
* a reaction that would say "thank you"
* an reaction to say "you are welcome"
* an reaction to say "Kudos!" (clapping hands, for example)
As a start, if we could even use the existing emojis as reactions, that would give us more functionality.
Mark E commented
What a low priority. I turn off this feature on teams that I manage. I guess it's important for users in junior high school. But professionally, there are far higher priorities on the list.
Why on earth are you 'Working on' this when there are basic, critical functions that are 'on the backlog'? Good grief.
Our team at work has unanimously agreed that we need an icon that we can program a sound to, so that during our Teams meetings we can click it to make the sound. Our sound of choice right now has been a screaming goat. We have a toy that is a goat that we click when we get frustrated or are having a moment in the office, helps get us to know who is having a tough time and when we need to take a moment to help or just simply have a good laugh. A team building moment.
Please make regular Unicode emojis default and move animated ones to stickers. Click on '🙂' should open something similar to Windows emoji panel (Win+.) and autocorrect should convert ':)' to regular unicode emoji.
I miss that feature since I moved from Slack to Teams
Please add this feature.
To be able to add mor nuances in the expressions (that are not always possible in the text) is mandatory.
Discord, Slack ... every platform to discuss has a way better implementation of that.
Look at Discord for example : emojis are even a mark and a distinction for your channel.
There, custom emojis are really on another level.
But in teams there is even less emojis than il msn or icq in 1999.
I don't get why and who would make such a strange choice.