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.
The ability to turn off emojis is still being worked upon.
Also, there is work to create a compact mode which will also help reduce white space… which in turn will impact some of the complaints are far as wasted space from the emojis as well, that have been voiced in the comments.
Stay tuned for more details.
I personally know of two people in my company who suffered because of this feature - one accidentally pressed a Heart when talking with his junior and she reported that to HR. Another one pressed ThumbsUp accidentally instead of sad face when someone was telling about a family death.
Thankfully no damage done in both cases.
Emojis in a professional meeting tool is a very poor idea.
These emojis are a pain, they block chat text and are completely inappropriate in many professional environments.
Omar Herrera commented
When MS will take care of this???!!! 2 years and still nothing!
Yes, remove that, it's hiding information and MS teams is not facebook likes
was being "worked on" in 2018!! WTH??
Please provide the option to turn off emojis. If that's too much trouble, I don't mind the thumbs up/like emoji to confirm a message was understood, but the emojis with hearts are extremely uncomfortable to receive from coworkers/supervisors... Our account is clearly for a business, so I have no idea why those emojis are available and why the option to disable all of them still doesn't exist.
I seriously want an option to disable emoji. They look horrible and the animations are creepy and distracting.
I would settle for: an option to block emoji, an option to delete them manually, converting them to text, or at the very least please let me disable the animation...
Sean Lee commented
Why do I need a dancing turkey in my face? If people want to sent them - fine. But I don't want the animation to distract me (never mind the unprofessional appearance). A checkbox that would turn that animation into "<DancingTurkey>" would be fine. Then I get the intention of the sender without being annoyed that it is in my feed.
Hey @Warren - we've been staying tuned for nearly two years. Can you give us some good news?
Stephen A. Wilson commented
"The ability to turn off emojis is still being worked upon."
"September 09, 2018"
How long does it take to add a couple of setting options, and an `if userSettings.autoEmojiEnabled`?
Nonny Mouse commented
Please give the option to disable emojis!
Teams is just an awful product all round....and this annoyance with emojis is unbelievably still not something we can disable....I work in a professional organisation....not a kindergarten.......!!!
Abhishek Pandey commented
Please provide an option at the user level to turn off emojis in the MS Teams.
Emoji's are pretty annoying at times especially those which popup on the mouse hover on every comment.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts - Delete everything that says SEGOE
Not having to wait for MS. *bonus*
Most of the emojis will appear as empty squares, which for me is preferable over the former.
It also converts your desktop clock : (colon) into a square for some reason.
Back up that registry entry prior to deleting if you intend to restore it at a later date.
Now you don't have to look at most of the emojis in channel names.
YES. USER LEVEL BASED TURNING OFF PLEASE.
Give us the option to disable emojis.
the emojis create lot of disturbance during the class
@Warren, "Stay tuned for more details." It's been over a year and a half since your last update! How hard can this be. I write software for a living and it's obvious to me that Microsoft just dosen't care about this or it would be fixed by now. Up until about 10 years ago Office was improving with new releases, now it's just gone to ****.
James Faucher commented
Coworkers keep sending the animated faces and really driving my anxiety. I need to able to turn these off at an individual level in order to communicate with my teammates. This is intolerable and quite frankly makes Teams an unprofessional program useful for everyday informal interactions and not for business.
How the **** did this ever go live without the option to turn emojis off? Who let that happen, and how is it STILL NOT SOLVED in 2020?!