Slack has quickly the most commonly used instant messaging tool across digital and creative agencies. With a growing number of distributed workforces, the reliance on Slack has only increased – and with Slack comes emojis! Slack has several fun ways to use emojis, and, of course, the ability to create your own custom emoji.
I’ve crafted and used many great, fun and hilarious emojis working in digital agencies. I wanted to share some of my favourite custom-made, unique and most-used custom Slack emoji. Plus, they’re all available for you to download and install on your own Slack at the bottom of this article.
Note: Animated GIFs with flashing colours are used in this article.
Unique custom emojis
Starting out with emojis you likely haven’t seen or used before – but once you’ve got them you won’t know how you lived without them. Legendary GIFs I’ve collected from corners of the internet – and made into the perfect animated Slack emoji.
Drag Race emoji
The queens from Rupaul’s Drag race have reaction GIFs on lock – now serving Slack emoji animated reaction realness.
Glow Up reaction emoji
There is a definite lack of Glow Up (the Netflix reality competition show) emoji in your Slack I can guarantee it. Cody Choi and Val Garland providing reactions you didn’t know you couldn’t live without. If you haven’t watched Trixie and Katya’s review of Glow Up, then do yourself a favour and go watch it now!
The BBC interview interruption kids
I can’t tell you how many times I use these two adorable and terribly sassy tots in animated emoji form. This is the energy I strive to bring to every meeting, task, discussion and workday – or strut around the living room. If you don’t remember the storm these characters caused in 2018 – and how it foreshadowed our 2020/21 working-from-home lives. (Animation design by Paperbeatsscissors)
Progress pride flag emoji
In my searches of the internet, I haven’t seen a progressive pride flag made available for Slack. It’s here, it’s queer, it’s more inclusive, and it’s ready for Slack slaying. (Design by Daniel Quasar)
More custom pop culture emoji
Pokemon’s Pikachu Shook
The meme that went wild in 2018 should always be on hand. I’ll be shocked if you don’t find a use for this one.
Adventure Time’s Lumpy Space Princess
Tell them the way only L.S.P. can – LUMP OFF, MOM!
Archer’s Pam from HR
That’ll do piggly. That’ll do.
Jurassic Park’s Dennis Nedry
Ah ah ah, you didn’t say the magic word.
Unique food emoji
The food choice of Millenials and Zoomers (that’s Gen-Z). What’s for lunch?
Time to celebrate, break out the drinks of choice for Zillennial’s (that’s Gen-Z and Millenials). In 2k21, we don’t encourage alcoholism, especially not in the workplace. Bonus: your gut flora will love you (and saying ‘gut flora’ is just so fun… go on, say it!)
Retro technology emoji
Plot twist: Clippy is the 2021 emotional support hero we need to remind us of simpler times.
I can still hear this emoji (uh-oh).
Say it without saying it
When someone drops a harsh truth on you – time to get out the aloe to rub on that burn. (Also, a reminder to wear sunscreen).
I’m your biggest fan!
Power up any emoji by adding the right bicep to your collection. Welcome to the gun show!
My favourite and most used emoji
This is a selection of my personal favourite emoji from Slackmoji. You need these ready to fire at any point.
Who doesn’t love these fun lil folks?
Just startup things…
These emoji just told me “we’re all family” and then asked me to work unpaid overtime. But hey, we’re a cool startup right with great cULtuR3 right??
You know you’ll need these! *jitters*
Sometimes 💯 just doesn’t cut it.
All the best dancing emojis you need!
An agency without cowboy emojis is an agency I don’t want to work at. Yee to the haw!
That Friday feeling
You’ve got to get down on Friday!
Several People are Talking Emoji
I came across these emojis on the Slack blog with the genius name “Several People are Typing”. They’ve since changed the design of the blog and not featuring emoji, but they’re imortalized here!
I hope these emoji inject some fun into your Slack communication and status updates (as long as we can all agree to never use Microsoft Teams).
What is your favourite Slack Emoji? I’d love to know!
Download all the emojis from this article – packaged and ready for Slack: