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Emoji, animated GIFs, and stickers are a great way to express yourself and add some fun to your chats. Browse galleries of trending GIFs, find your favorite sticker packs, and personalize your emoji skin tones – all in one place!

Note: Some experiences detailed below are only available in the new Teams. To learn more, see Switch to the new Microsoft Teams.

Send an emoji, GIF or sticker

To insert an emoji, GIF or sticker in a chat or channel message:

  1. Select Emoji, GIFs and Stickers  Teams emoji icon for chat on the right side of the message box.

  2. From here, you can search for a specific emoji, GIF, or sticker, or navigate through the galleries above the search bar.

  3. Select the emoji, GIF, or sticker that you want from the gallery.

  4. Once you've selected the item you want, it will appear in the chat compose box. When you’re finished, select Send  Teams chat send button icon.

Screenshot showing the fun picker home screen

Tips: 

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

  • You 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, more quickly, with quick reactions. Hover over a message and select the one you want. Then watch it appear in the lower-left corner of the message.  

Select More reactions  to choose from a full list of reactions. 

Screenshot showing quick reaction emoji above a chat message

Customize your quick reactions

You can choose up to five of your favorite emoji to personalize your quick reactions. 

  1. Hover over any chat message.

  2. Select More reactions  and then select Customize default reactions  customize default reactions icon.

  3. Remove any of the current reactions by hovering over the emoji you want to replace, and clicking the X in the top right corner. Add any emoji from the gallery by clicking the plus sign.

Screenshot of window where you can personalize your quick reactions

Personalize your emoji

Some emoji—those that include a gray dot in the corner—can be personalized for different skin tones. Just right-click on any emoji with a gray dot to open a series of variations for that emoji, and choose the one that you want to send. 

Screenshot showing how to change your emoji skin tone

Customize a meme or sticker

Some memes and stickers can be customized with your own captions.

  1. Find a meme or sticker that has an edit icon in the lower right corner.

  2. Click the meme or sticker, type your (hilarious) caption in the text box, and select Done.

  3. Your customized meme or sticker will appear in the chat box. Now all you have to do is select Send  Teams chat send button icon.

Screenshot showing memes and stickers in the fun picker​​​​​​​

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Add an emoji

To add an emoji to a message, tap Emoji Smile emoji icon beneath the box, choose an emoji gallery including Smilies, Hand gestures, People, Animals, Food, Travel and places, Objects, 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 Smilies, Hand gestures, People, Animals, Food, Travel and places, Objects, 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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