Add custom emoji and aliases to your workspace

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

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

Custom emoji are available to everyone in your workspace or Enterprise Grid org. You can upload images up to 128KB 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.

  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.

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 custom emoji. Members with all other roles can only delete emoji they’ve added.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Customize [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 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 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 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 your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Customize [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'd like to use.
  6. Select Save.
Who can use this feature?
  • By default, all members but not guests
  • Available on all plans

 

 

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