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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.

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      • ms commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Reducing by 50% is not partially done - they're still way too huge and take up way too much space! What do you guys think the purpose of emoticons is, exactly? Please look at how virtually all other chat programs handle emoticons and just copy them! It's not hard, but all this does is illustrate that the Microsoft Teams team clearly has no idea how to use chat!

      • Ward commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello - Any word on disabling emojis yet? I see we can disable Gifs and all of that.

      • Petri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        May 26 2017 comment 'soon'. What does this mean in real life calendar time?

      • Dave Gilbert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with most of the posts here. Emojis should be off by default on business grade apps. Having a button to insert emojis is arguably acceptable, but replacing what I type with emojis is annoying.

        Thanks for listening.

      • Adam Cameron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I note this is flagged as "working on it". Any update on an ETA?

        Some people clearly think there is a place in business communication for these things, and whilst I disagee, I guess fair enough to support them given the infantilisation of the zeitgeist.

        I'm not sure they should be the default behaviour though, and certainly *when I type something*, what I typed is what I expect to be transmitted. I do not expect Teams to second guess that when I type an emoticon that what I actually meant was an animated emoji. They are two different things and should not be conflated.

        Equally the size of the things is ridiculous, as others have stated.

        Cheers for working on this.

      • Bob Millard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Emojis are VERY large which was obviously expressed before but it would be nice if the animation wasn't a continuous loop as well. Thanks!

      • Bjorn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This can't come soon enough! The animations are very distracting.

      • Vicki Tomich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yeeessss, those stickers are way too big! Resizing would be great as there's no reason for them to take up so much real estate on the screen.

      • Jay F commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If we must have this option, can we make it so the command can only be activated by inputting a string of emojis?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        WHY???? "Professional" is a synonym for "we do not understand fun and joy". Most chat users enjoy emojis, they're a bit of light-hearted fun, and should remain in place. Allowing teams to add custom emojis is also a good thing.

      • Accuraty / Jeremy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In general the chat experience needs a COMPACT mode. Off, leave it tween-friendly like it is now. On; tighten up everything. Make it lean, mean, compact, and business-worthy!! And yes, there should be options for the team admin - and separately the channel owners - to set/limit the emoticraps to small, medium, and (productivity-destroying) large (like they are now).

        My apologies if I let slip a few 'attitude' points here. But seriously, this is a business product.

      • SamCPP commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm not sure how large emoji was ever considered a good idea in any chat application. It's really an eye-sore. Please MSFT add an option for normal size emoji.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not being able to remove the emojis may be a deal breaker for us. We maintain a call center environment and we've seen these dominate the entire team channel. Surprising that the option isn't there to disable this.

      • notsunami commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What a waste of space in something that is supposed to be professional communication.

      • Bobby Brace commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed. The current implementation of emojis is just very poor. Teams should be using the standard library in an appropriate size.

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