Add custom emoji to your workspace

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

What to expect

  • You can only add 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 organisation, any custom emoji that 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, find an owner or admin to ask for help.


Custom emoji

Add customised emoji

You can add 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.
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  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 subscriptions

Enterprise Grid subscription

Workspace owners and workspace admins can delete any custom emoji, while members can only delete emoji that they've added.

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Customise [workspace name]. If you're an owner or admin, you'll need to click Settings & administration first.
  3. Click the Emoji tab at the top of the page.
  4. Search for the emoji that 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. If you're a workspace owner, workspace admin or member, you can only delete emoji that you've added.

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Customise [workspace name]. If you're an owner or admin, you'll need to click Settings & administration first.
  3. Click the Emoji tab at the top of the page to view all custom emoji in your org. 
  4. Search for the emoji that 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 customised options to enhance how your team communicates in Slack. For example, use the Remote work pack to customise 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 that 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 subscriptions