Emoji shortcuts are gone.
Emoji shortcuts no longer work for many emojis in version 1.4.00.10372. For example, :thumb no longer functions as a shortcut to the thumbs up reaction. These were a very effective time saver vs having to click through the emoji selector. Please bring them back if they were removed or fix the bug if it was unintentional.
I too was wondering while :smile: wasn't working and why I was no longer getting the autocomplete window appearing.
Not sure why the move from : -> ( is needed but at the very least maintain the autocomplete. It even seems more delayed, as I can type (eyes) and the text will remain for some time before it is replaced by the emoji...
You can use the shortcuts by typing (blush) instead of :blush, for example - but now you have to type out the whole name of the emoji instead of just the first few letters. Leave it to some development team to decide that this is somehow better for us 🙄
I'm seeing this too, though another comment indicates that the shortcut changed, I can't find any docs on it...
I'm on 1.4.00.7556
Richard Morris commented
Yup - same for me: they just suddenly no longer work, anymore. You guys break more than you fix - way to go :(
(Edit) it's not that they've actually gone: you've just decided to change the shortcuts - awesome.