Add a preference toggle to disable emoji
Add a toggle in preferences to disable automatic emoji. It is impossible to share accurate technical strings of text for copy/paste in the current release if they have been auto translated to emoji. This missing feature sent me back to Lync, so it gets all 3 of my votes.
This badly needs to be fixed. I expect Microsoft purchased this "feature" from some third party and now doesn't know how to turn it off. There is no room for Emojis in a business environment and this unwanted feature has embarrassed me several times in front of senior staff.
[Deleted User] commented
There is an option 'Show emoticons in images', but it does an exact opposite of what I want. It disables emoticons in messages that you send or receive, but the recipient will (unknown to you) still see the emoticons. (That means that all users would need to turn off this setting - and this can't be guaranteed, e.g. when the recipient is outside your organization.) What I need is to disable the string replacement for emoticons, and only show emoticons if explicitly inserted in the message.
Joe Roberts commented
TURN OF EMOJIS IN SKYPE FOR BUSINESS
I'm not a 12-year old girl. I don't want/use emojis. Tell me how to turn it off. I don't care if I have to get down to the kernel to do it. This is a shameful omission and a constant embarrassment.
I'll bet Gates can turn it off.
You've been asked for this for THREE YEARS
This is a business application! We need to be able to pass arbitrary strings back and forth intact. If someone really needs emoji decorations in their business correspondence, there is a button for that. We need a toggle to switch this automatic annoyance off.
Andres Valdes commented
Please, act on this! It is really annoying when you try to write the max(e) function and it comes with the stupid angry emoji
Why does Skype "for Business" have such a useless juvenile "feature" at all?
Glen Pearson commented
We need to have an option to disable emoticons on skype for business. This is a business application! If I tell someone to consider option (a) (b) or (c) I do not mean they should consider trying (angel) (beer) and (coffee). How could you role out a business feature that essentially makes cartoon talk, essential. Whoever is responsible for this should be pushing a broom around.
As Annie describes in her comment, this is big problem for legal professionals, too. Subsection (g)(i) got translated to gift and idea emojis. Really professional and useful. Not.
I have read about a workaround, where you put spaces before and after the parentheses, but it's a poor substitute.
L S commented
Microsoft devs are really Slack-ing off, by the amount of Discord in this thread alone, you'd think it would have been fixed.
Adding spaces is not a solution! It invalidates the command or code typed! This is pathetic!
Nathan C commented
Not only is it unprofessional of Microsoft to have not fixed this yet, but I also look unprofessional when sending messages to my manager or peers littered with improperly placed emoji. Usually it's in the middle of some software command I'm telling them to run. Then I have to write a line with added spaces so that they can read the command. Then another line explaining that they can't just copy/paste the line but they have to remove certain spaces. And then another line pointing to this discussion on why we had to jump through all those hoops. It's ridiculous that there is no easy way to disable this.
Frederiek Debruyne commented
Is there really no workaround for this?
This is a ridiculous feature for a business app. It looks unprofessional when Skype for Business replaces valid punctuation with a smiley.
Please, it's absolutely ridiculous. Sending parts of code, terminal outputs, etc. is just painful. Like every line with "cluster1::>" ends with lol emoji.
This. Is. Not. Kindergarten.
This is a huge problem for legal professionals as well. Every time I mention a rule or statute (multiple times a day) I end up with nonsense emojis I never knew existed. And you don't even see them until the message is sent! Infuriating. Can you imagine how embarrassing it is to type something with (b) to a supervisor only to have it appear as a beer glass? This is supposed to be a professional program and I'm sending random emojis by accident to partners in my firm. Ridiculous.
This is complicated request/requirement. While I use some emoji's - I'd like a way to escape when typing code to somebody. I've learned so many emoji's I didn't know existed !! :-) If there was an escape like <PRE>(for example) I'd be happy.. anything. A way to turn it on/off. 80% of what I type is just text. And then the rest is Code (SQL or XML or C#). Even a button in the chat window.
Any feedback from MS devs? It's horribly annoying feature, it should be disabled by-default, or at least configurable.
Stupidest "feature" I can think of in a product marketed towards business users. Not only is it on by default, but it's impossible to turn it off! Do they think their customers are a bunch of 14 year olds??
R. Bosh commented
I just uninstalled skype for security reasons - they will need to call me by phone now. it's crippleware.
Sunny Kwok commented
I hate this feature so much as a programmer...