Add custom emoji

In Slack, emoji serve both a fun and functional purpose. You can create your own custom emoji, or add a set of custom emoji from an emoji pack.

What to expect

  • You can only create custom emoji from Slack on your desktop.
  • To access custom emoji, click the  Slack icon at the top of the emoji menu on your desktop, or type the emoji code on the mobile apps.
  • Each emoji pack appears in its own section of the custom emoji menu.
  • In an Enterprise Grid organization, any custom emoji you add to one workspace will be available for every workspace in your org.

Note: Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can restrict permissions for adding custom emoji. If you don’t have this permission, contact an owner or admin for help.


Custom emoji

Create custom emoji

You can create custom emoji on your desktop from images in JPG, GIF, or PNG format. Slack will resize the image, so you’ll get the best results with a small, square picture. Owners, admins, and members with permission can create custom emoji using the steps below.

  1. From your desktop, click the  smiley face icon in the message field to open the emoji menu.
    Slack emoji picker
  2. Click Add Emoji.
  3. Click Upload Image and select a file.
  4. Under Give it a name, enter a name for your emoji, then click Save.


Remove custom emoji

Free, Standard, and Plus plans

Enterprise Grid plan

Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins can delete any custom emoji. Members can only delete emoji they've created.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then Customize [workspace name] from the menu. 
  3. Click the Emoji tab at the top of the page.
  4. Search for the emoji you'd like to remove, then click the  delete icon
  5. Select Delete Emoji to confirm. 

Org Owners and Org Admins can delete any custom emoji. Workspace Owners, Workspace Admins, and members can only delete emoji they've created.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration, then Customize [workspace name] from the menu. 
  3. Click the Emoji tab at the top of the page to view all custom emoji in your org. 
  4. Search for the emoji you'd like to remove, then click the  delete icon
  5. Select Delete Emoji to confirm. 

 

Emoji packs

Add an emoji pack

An emoji pack is a set of custom emoji designed with a specific theme in mind. Each pack provides more customized options to enhance how your team communicates in Slack. For example, use the Remote Work pack to customize status suggestions for your team while working from home. Owners, admins, and members with permission can add an emoji pack using the steps below.

  1. From your desktop, click the  smiley face icon in the message field to open the emoji menu.
  2. Click Add Emoji
  3. Click the Emoji packs tab at the top of the page.
  4. Select an emoji pack.
  5. Click Add Pack.

Tip: We’ll be adding more emoji packs soon — stay tuned!

Remove an emoji pack

Owners and admins can remove an emoji pack using the steps below.

  1. From your desktop, click the  smiley face icon in the message field to open the emoji menu.
  2. Click Add Emoji.
  3. Click the Emoji packs tab at the top of the page.
  4. Select the emoji pack you’d like to remove.
  5. Click Remove Pack.

Note: It’s not possible to remove individual emoji from an emoji pack.

Who can use this feature?
  • By default, all members but not guests
  • Free, Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans