Thank you for your feedback! We are excited to announce that an expanded set of emojis are included in our May 2021 Public Preview pack and will be available to users who opt into Public Preview. This update includes over 800 new emojis, along with skintone options, different genders for applicable emojis and new emojis featuring people with disabilities.
Please see feature details here: Now in public preview: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-public-preview/now-in-public-preview-expanded-emoji-picker/m-p/2282145
You can learn more about the new Microsoft Teams Public Preview program here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreview, and Teams administrators can find documentation to manage which users will see the Public Preview option here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreviewAdmin
Kurt Martinsen commented
This is also a (surprisingly) important issue for our users.
Idan York commented
This was our #1 request from an office of ±500 users!
Please add this.
Ability to add custom emoji similar to how Slack allows.
Gonzalo Dániel commented
For me this has to be the most important improvement.
NEEEEEED, can't wait!
ETA on this feature?
Austin Brown commented
So for custom content, we need to be able to save it. Having to upload the file every time (such as for custom meme pictures) is not fun.
Custom emoji + support for the standard emoji sets supported by Slack, Android, iOS...
We create custom GIFs that are screen recordings to convey quick "how to's" in our office. This is a must.
Yes please, custom emoji's are crucial
Matt Sneller commented
Any update on an ETA for this?
Dustin Larsen commented
Yes! We're migrating from Slack, where most of the emoji we use are custom.
Jonathon Wyza commented
Yes, custom Gif/Gifv Emojis please. A picture is worth a thousand words, an emoji is worth at least 5.
Ludovit Gondkovsky commented
YES Please add reactions to comments. BUT most importantly CUSTOM emojis that have motion. I will never be able to transfer our office of 50ppl to Teams unless the playfulness of Slack is in Teams as well.
Also a great way to implement something new would be to allow screenshot annotation. We communicate by screenshots A LOT so pasting image from clipboard into text works well but perhaps if you added a button over that image that says ANNOTATE and the image would expand and you could add emojis, text and handwrite as well and then send after youre done
Pavol Donko commented
This should be added with emoji reactions. We use our nation specific jokes or field specific emojis (e.g. github) as reactions for posts at Slack.
Trick Jarrett commented
While silly sounding, it is also useful for us as we have custom tags for quickly conveying information.
Eric Bauer commented
There's an option to add custom memes, but not custom giphys. I want me some custom giphys
This is a MUST HAVE! I need to be able to put silly reactions on things!
This is supah important!
+1 for custom emoji's. I don't think I have used a stock emoji in Slack in a long, long time. Make custom emoji's great again.