Please use only one emoji set for the app but allow unicode emoji
Depending on how you use emoji you get a different set of emoji...
- Using the OS emoji
- Using the emoji button
- Using the :emoji: style shortcuts
- You can't reliably use : style emoji because things like :s override them (so you can't type :***: for example)
Please unify on one. I would recommend following the model slack uses and use :emoji: style emoji for everything done in the app, but support unicode emoji just in case people use it from mobile devices.
Steve Leach commented
We are coming to Teams from Slack & the Slack emoji experience is so much better thought out
I can't edit the post, but one benefit to using : style emoji everywhere and allowing unicode emoji from mobile clients is that you can eventually support custom emoji in your client if you ever get to those many other user voice requests.