Add custom emoji

Emoji are fun but they’re functional too! Use them to enhance your messages, react to activity or with the Reacji Channeler app to copy messages. Whatever your needs might be, you can customise your workspace by creating your own custom emoji. ✨

Note: Some workspaces and orgs may choose to restrict custom emoji uploads to workspace or org owners or admins. If you’re unable to upload custom emoji, contact a workspace or org owner for help.

Create a custom emoji

  1. From your desktop, open the emoji picker by clicking on the smiley face icon in the message field.
  2. Click Add Emoji, then Upload Image to select a file.
  3. Select Upload Image.
  4. Enter a name for your emoji, then click Save

    See custom emoji on your workspace by clicking the   Slack icon at the top of the emoji picker.

Note: Images can be JPG, GIF or PNG. You’ll get the best results with a small square picture, as Slack will resize the image.

Tip: You can’t create custom emoji in our mobile apps but you can still use custom emoji by typing the code.


Delete custom emoji

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Customise Slack from the menu.
  3. Search for the emoji you would like to remove, then click the icon next to the emoji.
  4. Select Delete emoji to confirm.

Bear in mind: Workspace owners and admins can remove any custom emoji. However, members can only delete emoji that they’ve uploaded.

Who can use this feature?
  • All members except guests
  • Free, Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions