Emoji Shortcuts in Teams

Emoji shortcuts in Teams

Do you use the emojis button in teams? There are now over 800 to pick from. But have you tried the following keyboard shortcuts?

Click the Emoji button in a Teams Chat or Channel Conversation to access over 800 emojis

#1 Emoji Keyboard Shortcut (y)

Try this: Type this in a chat or channel conversation, open bracket, y, and closed bracket. Or in other words (y) and you get a thumbs up emoji.

#2 Type an Open Bracket to Search and Select Emojis

As you will notice, the open bracket ‘(‘ allows you to type to search for an emoji.

Try this:

  1. Type open bracket ‘(‘ in a chat or post and then the letter ‘a‘ to see all the emojis available starting with a.
  2. Click on an emoji to enter it.
  3. Use the shortcut text in future. E.g. (applause) selects the clapping emoji.
Type ‘(a’ and all the A Emojis appear for you to select

Tip #3 Personalise Your Emojis

When you select the emojis button on the toolbar in Chat or Posts, you can choose a category, such as hand signs. If there’s a gray dot beside it, you can personalize it before sending. Right-click (desktop) or tap and hold (mobile) the emoticon to personalise it.

Personalise your Emojis in Teams where you see a grey dot

Tip #4 Windows Key and Full Stop for MORE Emojis

So you want MORE emojis? On your keyboard in the desktop version, select Windows Key+Full Stop to show the Windows Emoji menu.

Wow, now that is a lot of emojis!

Tip #5 Learn Your Shortcuts

Use this table to learn more about all the available emojis and keyboard shortcuts available in Teams.

Here are some great ones to try. Just start to type the text and select them.

EmojiKeyboard Shortcut
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Laugh.png (laugh)
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Like.png (like)
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is HeartXHands.png (hearthands)
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is No.png (n)
(no)
(thumbsdown)
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Party.png (partypopper)

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