A rant about Slack emojis
Back in the day when Slack emojis was something new, someone in my company created an emoji with the words “Thank You” and that became widely used throughout our Slack channels.
Then people started to be creative and “New build”, “Won’t do” and others got created. A lot more got imported too. When Slack introduced dark mode we started to have issues where some of this imported or custom created emojis won’t be visible in dark mode. On the desktop client this is not a big issue because you can hover over the emoji and get the name associated with the emoji which most of the time is as good if not better than seeing the emoji. But on the mobile clients the same is not true and you ended up without knowing what was actually used and since emoji are been used to actually give the reader an answer this is an issue.
That is my rant about Slack emojis. I think we should just go back and use words. Perhaps this will be my 2021 approach.