Emoji are everywhere these days. In many appsâ€”such as Slackâ€”you canâ€™t type a simple text-based emoticon like â€œ:)â€� or â€œ:Dâ€� without having it automatically translated into a tiny emoji picture. Luckily, Slack allows you to disable this feature in the desktop or web client. Hereâ€™s how.
First, youâ€™ll need to open â€œSlack Preferences.â€� At the moment, it looks like you canâ€™t turn off this feature in the Slack mobile apps, so weâ€™ll only be working with Slackâ€™s desktop and web clients. In the Windows desktop Slack app, click the hamburger button in the upper-left corner and select File > Preferences. Or you can press Ctrl + Comma.
In the Slack app for Macs or if youâ€™re using Slack in a web browser, click the workspace name in the upper-left corner and select â€œPreferences.â€� You can also press Command + Comma on the Mac to open â€œPreferences.â€�
In the â€œPreferencesâ€� menu, select â€œMessages & mediaâ€� from the sidebar.
In â€œMessages and mediaâ€� preferences, scroll down to the â€œEmojiâ€� section and remove the check from the box beside â€œConvert my typed emoticons into emoji.â€�
After that, close â€œPreferences.â€� The next time you type a â€œ:)â€� or a â€œ:Dâ€� or any other text-based emoticons into Slack, they will not be translated into Emoji.
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