How To Make A Slack Emoji

Slack is a powerful communication tool used by millions around the globe. It’s not just about text messaging, it’s also about expressing yourself. And what better way to do that than with emojis? In this blog post, we’re going to discuss how you can create your very own custom Slack emojis.

Step 1: Prepare the Image

Firstly, you need to prepare the image you want to turn into an emoji. Remember, it should be square, and ideally 128 x 128 pixels. You can use any image editing software such as Photoshop or GIMP to prepare your image.

Step 2: Navigate to Emoji Page

Next, open Slack and click on your workspace name in the top left corner. From the dropdown menu, select Customize Slack. This will open a new browser tab with the customization settings for your workspace. From this page, select the Emoji tab.

Step 3: Upload your Image

Now, look for the Add Custom Emoji button and click on it. This will open up a dialogue box. Here, click on the Upload Image button and select the image file you prepared earlier.

Step 4: Name your Emoji

Once your image is uploaded, you need to give your emoji a name. Keep in mind that the name cannot contain spaces or special characters other than underscores (_). Once you’re happy with the name, click the Save button and your emoji will be added to your workspace’s emoji library.

Step 5: Use your Emoji

Now that your emoji is saved, you can start using it in your workspace. To use your custom emoji, type :Your_Emoji_Name: in the message box and hit enter. You will see your custom emoji appear in the chat!


And that’s it! You’ve successfully created a custom emoji on Slack. So go ahead, add a personal touch to your workspace, and make your conversations more fun and expressive with custom emojis. Remember, your creativity is the limit!

Stay tuned for more Slack tips and tricks!