Using Emojis

Emojis are small, digital images or icons used to communicate or express concepts such as emotions and physical gestures in your messages.

Adding Emojis to messages

Selecting Emojis

Select the smile icon inside the Mattermost message input box to open the Emoji Picker.

Open the Mattermost Emoji Picker.

Typing Emojis

Alternatively, open the emoji autocomplete by typing : followed by at least two characters of the word describing the emoji.

Emoji Autocomplete

It’s also possible to create your own Custom Emoji if the emoji you want to use doesn’t exist.

Accessing Alternate Skin Tones

The Mattermost Emoji Picker and Emoji autocomplete use generic skin tones. To access alternate skin tones, you can use the native emoji pickers provided on your platform or device.

Windows 10

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut: Windows Key + . (period) to open the native emoji picker for Windows 10.
  2. Select an alternate skin tone and then select an emoji.
Select alternate emoji skin tones on Windows 10 systems.

macOS

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut: CMD+CTRL+Space Bar to open the native emoji picker for macOS.
  2. Select and hold an emoji to choose an alternate skin tone.
Select alternate emoji skin tones on macOS systems.

iPhone and iPad

  1. Open the emoji keyboard.
  2. Touch and hold an emoji to choose an alternate skin tone.
Select alternate emoji skin tones on Apple devices.

Tip

If you don’t see the emoji keyboard for your Apple device, you can enable it. See Use emoji on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch for details.

Android

  1. Open the Android emoji keyboard.
  2. Touch and hold an emoji to choose an alternate skin tone.
Select alternate emoji skin tones on Android devices.