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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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      • Ben commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Warren, when you say "the option to Turn Off Emojis is still being worked upon", will this fix the fact that it automatically converts "shortcuts" to emojis? I deal with a lot of IRS code and it is annoying to have 401(k) or 415(b) converted into kissing and beer emojis. What is worse is when you turn off emojis in the current software, it just does it for your display, but still "sends" the emojis to coworkers/clients.

      • Jc D. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Recent comments say everything...

        Still way too big (4 times the font size instead of 1.25), way too much animation (just useless except to forbid you to read fast).

        Best simple solution : let us have the capability to replace easily (component, package, or else) the default set by another set of emoji that fit our needs. Even turning off emoji can be replace by a package with blank pictures.

      • JK commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Huge emojii and animations (whether animated emojii, animated images, memes, whatever) are a user interface issue; every user should have the opportunity to turn them off if they don't want them.

        If we can't turn them off, we might as well just add the <BLINK> tag back into HTML. Seriously...

      • Oliver Salzburg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very disappointing to see that this issue was reported long ago and that these were *even larger* before we started evaluating this product. These get annoying very quickly.

      • 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!

      • 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.

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