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Learn about custom emojis in Google Chat

Create and share custom emojis with your organization through Google Chat. Use your custom emojis to personalize messages and share your team’s culture.

Important:

  • Custom emojis are only available for work and school accounts.
  • Your administrator can turn custom emojis on or off. Find out who your administrator is.
  • You can’t share custom emojis with people outside your organization.

Create a custom emoji

  1. On your computer, go to Google Chat or Gmail.
  2. Open a chat conversation.
  3. At the bottom right, click Add emoji Emoji.
  4. Next to “Search emojis,” click Create  and then Upload image and then Save.

Use custom emojis in Chat

  1. On your computer, go to Google Chat or Gmail.
  2. Open a chat conversation.
  3. At the bottom right, click Add emoji Emoji.
  4. Click on Custom emojis  to open all of your organization’s custom emojis.

Tip: You can hover over a custom emoji to see its name.

Find your custom emojis

  1. On your computer, go to Google Chat or Gmail.
  2. Open a chat conversation.
  3. At the bottom right, click Add emoji Emoji.
  4. Click Custom emojis  and then Manage.

Tip: You can search for custom emojis by name.

Delete your custom emojis

Important:

  • When you delete a custom emoji, it’s removed for everyone in your organization. The emoji is replaced in messages or reactions.
  • You can only delete custom emojis you create.
  • Emoji managers can delete custom emojis created by anyone in the organization.

To delete a custom emoji:

  1. On your computer, go to Google Chat or Gmail.
  2. Open a chat conversation.
  3. At the bottom right, click Add emoji Emoji.
  4. Click Custom emojis  and then Manage.
  5. To the right of the emoji, click Delete  and then Delete.
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