Send an emoji, GIF, or sticker in Teams

Send an emoji, GIF, or sticker in Teams

Emoji, animated GIFs, and stickers are a great way to add some fun and express yourself in your communications! Plus, we've added new emoji galleries with over 800 emoji to choose from, including some you can personalize.

Send an emoji

To insert an emoji in a chat or channel message:

  1. Select Emoji Emoji icon beneath the message box.

  2. At the bottom of the pop-up window, choose one of the new emoji galleries. The starting gallery is Smilies, but there's also Hand gestures, People, Animals, Food, Travel and placesObjects, Activities, and Symbols.

  3. Select the emoji that you want from your chosen emoji gallery.

  4. Once you've inserted the emoji you want, select Send Send message icon in Teams .

Chat emoji menu and gallery

Personalize your emoji

Some emoji—those that include a grey dot in the corner—can be personalized for different skin tones. Just right-click an emoji (one with a grey dot) to open a series of variations for that emoji and then choose the one that you want to send. 

Personalize an emoji
 

Tips: 

  • If you know the name or description of the emoji you’re looking for, use the keyword search box at the top of the gallery. Or, explore by trying different terms.

  • You also can use keyboard shortcuts to choose emoji. To see all emoji keyboard shortcuts, go to View all available emoji.

Send a quick reaction

Say more with a Heart reaction icon in Teams. , Mad reaction in Teams , and more. To get to the full set of reactions, hover over a message and select the one you want. Then watch it appear in the upper-right corner of the message. 
 

Chat emoji reaction

Send a GIF

To send an animated GIF in a chat or channel message, just select GIF GIF icon in Teams beneath the box. Use the search bar at the top of the window to look for something specific (like "cats playing piano") or browse the collection of popular GIFs.

Send a GIF in Teams

Send a meme or sticker

To send a meme or sticker in a chat or channel, select Sticker beneath the box. If you select Popular, you'll see a collection of the most commonly used memes and stickers. Memes shows you the entire meme library, or you can browse different categories of stickers. After you find the one you want, add captions, select Done, and then Send Send a message icon .

Teams Stickers Popular

Search for a meme or sticker

To search for a meme or sticker, select Sticker beneath the box. Once you're inside the memes and stickers collection, select Popular. From there, you can enter a search term (like "Grumpy Cat" or "office") into the box at the top to find memes and stickers matching that description.

Customize a meme or sticker

To customize a meme or sticker, select Sticker beneath the box, and pick the meme or sticker you want. Type the text you want into the caption boxes and select Done. Your new (hilarious) caption appears in the meme or sticker, and all you have to do is select Send Send a message icon .

Add an emoji

To add an emoji to a message, tap Emoji Smile emoji icon beneath the box, choose an emoji gallery including SmiliesHand gestures, People, Animals, Food, Travel and placesObjects, Activities, and Symbols, and then choose the emoji that you want to send.

Even more fun and expressiveness is here with an expanded selection of over 800 emojis over nine galleries that introduce a wide range of diversity and representation. Select the emoji that fits your mood with a new gallery selector, skin tone selector, and shortcode picker. 

Add a reaction

To add an emoji reaction, tap and hold the message you’d like to add a reaction to. Then, select the reaction you want, and watch it appear in the upper-right corner of the message.

Add a GIF

To add an animated GIF to a message or a channel conversation, just select GIF GIF icon in Teams beneath the box. Use the search bar at the top of the window to look for something specific (like "cats playing piano") or browse the collection of popular GIFs.

To add custom memes or stickers, use the desktop or web app.

Add an emoji

To add an emoji to a message, tap Emoji Smile emoji icon beneath the box, choose an emoji gallery including SmiliesHand gestures, People, Animals, Food, Travel and placesObjects, Activities, and Symbols, and then choose the emoji that you want to send.

Even more fun and expressiveness is here with an expanded selection of over 800 emojis over nine galleries that introduce a wide range of diversity and representation. Select the emoji that fits your mood with a new gallery selector, skin tone selector, and shortcode picker. 

Add a reaction

To add an emoji reaction, tap and hold the message you’d like to add a reaction to. Then, select the reaction you want, and watch it appear in the upper-right corner of the message.

Add a GIF

To add an animated GIF to a message or a channel conversation, just select GIF GIF icon in Teams beneath the box. Use the search bar at the top of the window to look for something specific (like "cats playing piano") or browse the collection of popular GIFs.

To add custom memes or stickers, use the desktop or web app.

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