Learn about custom emojis in Google Chat

Create and share custom emojis with your organisation through Google Chat. Use your custom emojis to personalise 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 organisation.

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 organisation'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 organisation. The emoji is replaced in messages or reactions.
  • You can only delete custom emojis that you create.
  • Emoji managers can delete custom emojis created by anyone in the organisation.

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.

Find custom emojis in your organisation

As an emoji manager, you can:

  • Find custom emojis that people in your organisation create.
  • Spot the emojis:
    • Image
    • Name
    • Creator's name
    • Creation date

To find a custom emoji:

  1. On your computer, go to Google Chat or Gmail.
  2. Click Settings and then Manage custom emoji.

 Tip: You can search for emojis by name in the search bar.

Delete custom emojis in your organisation

As an emoji manager, you can delete emojis that are problematic or don't meet your organisation's guidelines.

Important: Deleted emojis are removed from messages and reactions. No one in the organisation can share or use them.

  1. On your computer, go to Google Chat or Gmail.
  2. Click Settings and then Manage custom emoji.
  3. To the right of the emoji that you want to delete, click More actions and then Delete emoji  and then Delete.
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