Add customised emoji and aliases to your workspace

In Slack, emoji are both fun and helpful for getting work done. There are a few ways to customise emoji for your workspace:

  • Add your own customised emoji to personalise your communication in Slack.
  • Add an emoji pack to add a selection of emoji created just for Slack.
  • Add emoji aliases to find and use emoji easily with customised emoji codes.

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

Customised emoji are available to everyone in your workspace or Enterprise Grid org. You can upload images up to 128 KB in JPG, GIF or PNG format. Animated GIFs must have 50 or fewer frames. For the best results, we recommend 128x128px square images with transparent backgrounds.

Desktop

iOS

  1. From your desktop, click the  smiley face icon in the message field to open the emoji menu.
    Emoji menu showing frequently used emoji and button to add new ones
  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.
  1. Tap the  smiley face icon in the message field to open the menu.
  2. Enter a name for your custom emoji, then tap  Add custom emoji. If your emoji name is taken, choose another.
  3. Tap Photo library or Take photo and follow the prompts to upload an image.
  4. When you’re ready, tap Add in the top-right corner.

Note: Adding custom emoji on Android devices isn’t supported at this time. Stay tuned!

Tip: 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.

Remove custom emoji

Workspace owners and workspace admins (free, Pro and Business+) and org owners and org admins (Enterprise Grid) can delete any customised emoji. Members with other roles 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. 

 

Emoji packs

Add an emoji pack

An emoji pack is a set of customised emoji created just for Slack that you can add to your workspace. Each emoji is designed with a specific theme to enhance how your team communicates in Slack. 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.


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.


Emoji aliases

Emoji aliases let you add your own emoji codes to Slack. If you have trouble remembering certain emoji codes, adding an alias can make it easier to find and use these emoji in Slack.

Create an emoji alias

  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. Select Add alias, then click Choose emoji.
  4. Choose an emoji from the drop-down menu.
  5. Under Enter an alias, enter the new code you want to use.
  6. Select Save.
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