Do you use emojis to help give context?

Last updated by Tiago Araújo [SSW] 1 day ago.See history

It's usually easier for users to remember where given information is when it is associated with an image/icon. This is especially true for non-technical people or the ones that are not very familiar with digital workspaces.

An easy and fun way to alleviate this issue and boost user adoption to Microsoft Teams is to use Emojis in your channel names (using Windows Key + .)!

Teams Emojis Bad
Figure: Bad example - Teams Channel names without emojis

Teams Emojis Good
Figure: Good example - Teams Channel names have emojis

control4 emojis
Figure: Good example - Control4 automation Mobile UI is more friendly with emojis

calendar emoji
Figure: Good example - Some appointments can benefit from an emoji too, like a Sprint meeting in Scrum

  • Fast to load (lightweight as no image)
  • UI - Consistent look
  • Maintenance of needing to upload to server

Bad example - Regular list items

Tip: Always remember to add a space between the emoji and text, for better readability.

✅ Fast to load (lightweight as no image)
✅ UI - Consistent look
❌ Maintenance of needing to upload to server

Good example - Emojis give context to each item

Note: When having lists that use emojis, be aware that if they are longer than 3 items, you should follow DRY - avoid repeated elements.

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