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Communication has become much more fluid in the workplace with the introduction of instant messaging platforms, such as Slack. Share images, documents, comment in threads to keep conversations organized, create custom channels, integrate tools, message or voice call coworkers individually, or tag your coworkers so they don’t miss anything important. 


It’s also a great tool for cultivating a collaborative and healthy work environment, which is why we’ve decided to share how to create a custom Slack emoji. Emojis are the perfect blend between fun and function, so you can add a bit of fun to your work conversations while staying on task. Whatever your needs might be, you can customize your workspace with our simple how to create a custom Slack emoji. 


You can also check out our tutorial on how to customize Slack emojis in our How to Use the Internet series on YouTube. 


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Customize Slack emojis to create the perfect blend between fun and function. Source: Slack


How to create a custom Slack emoji

Slack’s mission to make work-life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. What better way to create a pleasant work atmosphere, than sprinkling customize Slack emojis into your conversations? So let’s get started!

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Create Slack emoji to make work-life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

Customize your workplace: Create Slack emoji 

Open your Slack messenger, click the dropdown menu on your Slack account, and click customize Slack. This will take you to the website page, titled "Customize your workspace."  Make sure you are signed in to your account in the browser. These settings are intended to help you make Slack your own. Here, you have three options to choose from, emoji, Slackbot, and loading messages. Choose the Emoji tab.

Let your imagination run wild and free!

In the right-hand corner, you will see a green button that reads “Add custom emoji”. When you click that button, a form will pop-up where you can upload your image. Once your image has been selected and uploaded, it’s time to name the emoji. Keep in mind that you can’t use certain characters- !@$#. Click the save button. Hooray! You’ve officially completed all the steps to create Slack emoji.

Integrating customize Slack emojis into conversation

Now it’s time to add a little fun to your conversations. Go back to your Slack desktop messenger, open a chat, click the emojis icons, and scroll down to the very bottom to the list to  “Custom” emojis. Over time, as the list of customize Slack emojis grows you can search the emoji by its name in the top search bar. 


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Add a little fun to your conversations when you customize Slack emojis.


And there you have it! We hope this how to create a custom Slack emoji tutorial makes your workplace and Slack conversations more fun. We would love to see your custom emojis. 

If you liked our how to create a custom Slack emoji, check out the rest of our How to Use the Internet series. This YouTube series of short video demonstrations are designed to teach users various online skills, like creating social media accounts, resetting online passwords, and more.

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