Use well-known names (short codes) for emoticons/emoji
Amongst others, Github and Slack use a common naming schema for emoji. Teams has a different naming schema for at least part of the emoji set, for example:
":ok_hand:" - not present in Teams
":disappointed:" - can't even be typed, as soon as ":d" is typed it becomes a Skype emoticon
Please use a common naming convention that a lot of people have already gotten used to.
Yes. These need to be standardized. Using emojis to express ideas is intended to be automatic and universal. I have to stop and retract my thoughts almost every time I want to use an emoji in teams. Terrible UX.
Cool Beans commented
David Hägg commented
If you start typing to get the :thumbsup: emoji, the first one that appears is :thumbsdown:
A bit on the negative side.
Yes, and disable or add option to disable legacy Skype :s :p :d emoji expansion as it prevents the more modern way (WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal support them).
Pandu POLUAN commented
For typing ":disappointed:" (or anything that begins with :p or :s or :d), I usually type ":d" then Ctrl-Z then "isappointed:"
But yeah, the different naming schema is annoying. I now rarely use Teams' built-in emojis, but Win-Period instead.
Snorre Selmer commented
Rahul Chauhan commented
Agreed. Please keep things same and simple.
agree. You can check this out while they get this fixed: https://office365trainingportal.com/microsoft-teams-emoji-shortcuts/
Kaleb Commers commented
You could use the convention that I've seen elsewhere, where you use :: to enclose the emoticon name. That way :p, etc can still be automatically converted (assuming there's no proceeding ':')
a few alphabets (s d x o p)the second you type the first letter it gets converted to emoji, the other ones work fine
+1 to 100 votes
@flowkap I type the word first and then put the colon in the front and press space
Bascially it works but on my fast PC i can't type :see or whatever wuick enough as :s or :d will be replaced IMMEDIATELY .. 😒
Sam Walsh commented
Please add support for the emoji unicode standards https://unicode.org/emoji/charts/emoji-list.html
This is the set used in many other places: http://emoji-cheat-sheet.com