How to create an emoji alias on Slack

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  • by Tyler (226)
  • Time to complete: 3 minutes

I'm going to be honest, I'm writing this guide because I can never remember the name of my favorite emoji (🎉 aka "Party Popper") on Slack. It's called :tada: for some reason, but whenever I want to use it, I keep searching for :party: to no avail. So in this guide I'll show you how to create an emoji alias on Slack.

An alias is simply another name for something. So I'm going give :tada: an alias called :party:.

1

Slack workspace menu

From your Slack desktop, click on the workspace name in the top left. Then click Customize Slack.

This will open a new tab in your web browser. So if you started on your Desktop application, you may need to sign in to Slack in your browser.

2

Add an alias to an emoji in Slack.

From the Emoji menu, click Add Alias, then Choose Emoji. This will allow you to add an alias for an existing emoji.

3

Choose the emoji you want to alias.

Click Choose Emoji and select the emoji you want to alias in the dropdown menu. For my case, I'm going to choose the 🎉emoji.

4

Enter an alias for you Slack emoji.

Under Enter an alias, type the short code you'd like to use. In my case, I'm entering :party:.

5

Using your new Slack emoji alias.

Click Save and you're ready to party! Now when you type :party: in Slack, it will show the :tada: emoji.