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.
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?!
Yes This functionality needed immediately
Ia have slight autism. Animated graphics in productivity applications more or less makes them more or less impossible to use. Teams is the core communication at the research institute where I work - Not being able to turn animated emoticons off is obviously going to be a bit of a problem.
I`d like to have the option to disable emojis.
Please, give us the option to disable emoticons and GIFs. This is an accessibility issue.
Flashing images can be a problem for people with visual disabilities and a distraction for others. They may not be appropriate to a work setting and people should have the option not to see them. Or at least stop the animation after a short period.
Ricardo Canani commented
Emojis are completely unprofessional and I want to turn them off !
Charles Belov commented
I am glad this is being worked on. When someone uses this, I have to close the chat window so I can continue to focus on the meeting.
del /y *.* :-) commented
Two years+ to just work on how to remove a feature? Since you software folks only get rewarded for adding lines of code: Here's how to 'remove' it: add a feature to allow selecting the text you typed as an autoreplace option...
Now I understand why Microsoft software are the worst of all. I forced to use Microsoft team at work and I can not remove these stupid feature to have a professional chat environment. The design is so bad that I by mistake used emoji on some of the response which had very bad impressions. Really sorry for Microsoft that could not fix this simple stupid things after couple of years !!!!
Come on! This is in the works for almost 3 years now. The weirdest thing is that you think that switching these annoying distractions off is something extra. Reversely however, _support_ of emojis should be regarded as such.
It's been 2 years... PLEASE give us the option to turn off emojis. Now that many of us are using Microsoft Teams as a classroom, emojis need to be optional. My students won't stop spamming them no matter how many times I tell them not to, and I can't take the emojis away from them. Please let us turn them off!!!
[Deleted User] commented
I guess Microsoft Teams is not for professionals.
pls help turn it off ! too annoying ...
I'd like to second the request to allow turning off emoticons.
MICROSOFT - DO SOMETHING!
Schools are really trying to use teams for teaching, but it looks more and more like zoom will be the king here!
Some emojis are offensive to certain cultures.
We have received a complaint about the thumbs up symbol, which we will be raising with our account manager for escalation.
We need this feature now.