This blog post will guide you through the steps to create your very own Slack emojis, a fun and unique way to express yourself in your team’s daily conversations. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Prepare Your Image
First things first, you will need to prepare the image you want to turn into a Slack emoji. The image can be anything, from a funny meme, your company logo, or even a picture of your team mascot. The key here is to ensure that the image is clear, and the subject of the emoji is identifiable.
The image should be a square, and not larger than 128 pixels in width or height. If your image is not already in the appropriate format, you can use an image editing tool to crop or resize it.
Step 2: Open Your Slack Workspace
Once your image is ready, open your desired Slack workspace where you want to add the new emoji. Remember, you’ll need to have the necessary permissions to add a new emoji. Generally, you’ll need to be an owner, administrator, or a member with the Manage emoji permission enabled.
Step 3: Access the Emoji Menu
On the top left corner of your Slack workspace, click on the workspace name. This will open a dropdown menu. From the dropdown, select Customize Slack. This will open the customization settings in a new browser tab.
Step 4: Add a New Emoji
Now comes the exciting part – adding your new emoji. From the customization settings page, click on the Add Custom Emoji button located on the right side.
You’ll see a form where you can upload your image and add a name for your new emoji. The name of your emoji will be used to call it in Slack messages and should be easy to remember.
Upload your image -> Name your emoji -> Click Save
Step 5: Start Using Your New Emoji
Once you’ve added the emoji, you can start using it in your Slack messages. Simply type : followed by the name of your emoji and another : (for example, :mynewemoji:) in any message box.
Congratulations! You’ve added a new twist to your team’s Slack conversations with your custom emoji. Get creative and add as many unique emojis as you’d like. Remember, the goal is to foster engagement and inject a bit of fun into your workday.