Allow users to choose whether characters are automatically turned into emojis.
I hate that when I type :) it is now automatically turned into a smiley face emoji. I loathe emojis, and now my only options are to backspace after the emoji appears or to work in plain text, which disables other formatting capabilities. This is absurd. I don't want my emails littered with colorful pictures. It's entirely unprofessional, and give that Outlook is geared toward businesses, it makes no sense to turn email into a cartoon.
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The real problem is not a ":)" that is turned into a smiley, it's even a simple ": + Enter" !!!!
Please stop that ....
(I use Offfice 365 in the web app)
I have suddenly started to get these accursed things coming up in e-mails on Outlook 365. I *hate* emojis and would not wish to use them under any circumstances, and where they are coming up - replacing (B) with a stylised sun with sun glasses, renders what I am writing completely unintelligible. It would be really good if there was a simple way to turn this off - and, indeed, to ban all emojis!
MS needs stop trying to be so much smarter than its customers, especially with something as silly as an emoji. We are not all 11 years old and we don't all think they're "cute." HOW do you turn them OFF??
This functionnality create issue with our mail collector.
I hope that MS will delete this fucntionnality completly not proffesionnal and disturbing
I agree with pretty much everyone here.
I'm most disturbed by their appearance as soon as i hit ":"
Bill Blais commented
For what it's worth, the following suggestion is a duplicate of this. Can an admin please merge?
Jeremy Honl commented
This really needs to be fixed, I was talking with another developer about versions of our software and <3 turned into a heart. There are a lot of emoji, and a lot of emoji inappropriate for the work place in skype for business.
This needs to be fixed!
Using Skype for Business as a University IT admin has led us to this issue of sending MAC addresses over Skype for Business Instant Messaging (the character set, ":D" changing to a smile is our most common). Furthermore, on the Macintosh client, there isn't even an option to disable emojis, let alone prevent auto-changing.
Need a way to turn off automatic emoji. This is very unprofessional in a formal communication. I was trying to type SOW 9:Ph 0.22 and the 9: keeps coming out as a stupid emoji, I'm writing an email to a 20 billion dollar company... I look at my email and it's littered with these because my communication happens to have a lot of characters that interpret as emojis somehow.
Kevin Dibb commented
While I agree that having emoji smilies in your business email is unprofessional, how is that much different than having a text smiley? :)
I guess if you're gonna smile, might as well do it with style?
100% agreed. I can't believe that emoji have been introduced without a way to switch them off!!