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.
This is in progress and committed. We’ll have a solution for you soon.
Dhruv Chadha commented
Please make the emoticons small when its the only content of a message!
Adam Cameron commented
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
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!
This can't come soon enough! The animations are very distracting.
Vicki Tomich commented
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.
Is there an ETA for roll-out of this solution?
Jay F commented
If we must have this option, can we make it so the command can only be activated by inputting a string of emojis?
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
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.
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.
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.
What a waste of space in something that is supposed to be professional communication.
Bobby Brace commented
Agreed. The current implementation of emojis is just very poor. Teams should be using the standard library in an appropriate size.
The option to enable a user not to display images.
Yeah, the massive emoticons are very unprofessional. Having an option to have them the same size as the text would be nice
Indeed, replacing emojis with plain text would be perfect.
Emi Nakayama commented
Emoji is not essential for communication, but we use Emoji to speed up some communication in Slack. For example, asking teams to choose thumbs up/down emoji for quick voting, providing quick reaction to funny but unimportant comments. emoji in MS team is too big for quick reaction. We don't have to react with emoji each time, but it is one of factors that bring our team closer.
I agree. Animation is annoying and not necessary. Would like a setting to toggle animation on of off.
Emoji are no more significant in meaning any any other part of the message, so don't make them stand out. They should be only as prominent as their surrounding text.
Scott Teal commented
Skype for Business has an option to disable them. I certainly hope that makes an appearance here too.