Raise your hand if you love emojis! I sure would raise ten hands if I had them. I use emojis every day on Skype, Teams, WhatsApp, and Slack. They’re fun to use, and they allow me to better express my emotions and intentions. But not everybody likes seeing the chat window invaded by emojis.
If you’re a teacher and you rely on Microsoft Teams to deliver online classes, I’m sure you would do anything to make emojis disappear for good. After seeing every emoji possible, you are right to worry they might distract your students. So, let’s see if you can get rid of them.
How Do I Disable Emojis on Teams?
There is currently no option to disable emojis on Microsoft Teams. In other words, you can’t prevent Teams users from using emojis while chatting.
On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that you can disable memes, GIFs, and stickers. Well, at least you can reduce the number of animations that may potentially break your student’s focus.
Microsoft Is Working on Disabling Emojis on Teams
The good news is that Microsoft confirmed they’re working on turning off emojis in Teams chats. Its engineers are also working on creating a compact mode to reduce white space from the emojis.
Well, the Redmond giant issued that statement in 2018. We’re two months into 2021, and there’s still no option available to disable emojis on Teams. Clearly, turning off emojis is not a priority for Microsoft. However, that doesn’t mean the company has stopped working on this feature. It just means that you need to wait a little longer until you can disable emojis in Teams chats.
While there’s currently no way to turn off emojis on Microsoft Teams, the Redmond giant is still working on this feature. Don’t lose hope!
⇒ Place your bets now: Do you think the option to disable Teams emojis will land this year? Share your thoughts in the comments below.