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Emojis in Microsoft Teams messages

  • 9 June 2021
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Is there a way to incorporate Microsoft Teams Emoji’s into our Zaps? I would like to have emoji’s in the messages that are being posted in channels. 

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Best answer by Paolo 16 July 2021, 09:38

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HI @MSJ 

Perhaps this article will be helpful for using the emoji shortcodes in the messages being posted to Microsoft Teams: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/view-all-available-emojis-b9c2ccda-9ad9-4dbb-a25d-bbcebf6311ae

Appreciate the info. 

I have tried including the short codes in my zap messages but they don’t appear in teams. I just see the code .. for example (fire) ← instead of the actual flame. 

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@MSJ 

Try these unicode for emojis: https://unicode.org/emoji/charts/full-emoji-list.html

Thats great! I’m trying to figure out how to insert one of these. Any articles or code you can point me to? 

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@MSJ

Try copying pasting the emoji itself.

OR

Try using the listed Emoji Unicode: U+1F600

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/insert-ascii-or-unicode-latin-based-symbols-and-characters-d13f58d3-7bcb-44a7-a4d5-972ee12e50e0

 

I tried.. the code just shows up in letters/numbers as displayed above. Copy/paste won’t work. 

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@MSJ 

If you’ve tried those options, then emoji code may not be supported in the MS Teams Zap app unfortunately.

You can open a ticket with Zapier Support if you’d like to get their input: https://zapier.com/app/get-help

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Hi@MSJ, hope you’re doing well! I did a bit of testing and it seems that for an emoji to work on Microsoft Teams, you would need to have it encoded in HTML. For example, here’s the code for a smile:

<div><div><span class="animated-emoticon-50" title="Smile" type="smile"><img itemid="smile" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.skype.com/Emoji" src="https://staticsint.teams.cdn.office.net/evergreen-assets/personal-expressions/v1/assets/emoticons/smile/default/50_f.png?etag=v73" alt="🙂" style="width:50px; height:50px"></span></div>

</div>

 

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The easiest way to get the code would be to create a Zap that uses the New Channel Message in Microsoft Teams Trigger. What you’ll want to do is:

  1. Create a message in Microsoft teams with the emoji required
  2. Go to the Zap and pull the new message as a new sample. The code required should be there:

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  1. Paste the code onto the Message Text field of the Send Channel Message in Microsoft Teams step

Hope that helps!