Adding emojis to in-meeting chat messages - Amazon Chime

Adding emojis to in-meeting chat messages

If you join an Amazon Chime meeting in a browser, or on an iOS or Android machine, you use an emoji picker to add emojis to chat messages. However, if you run the Amazon Chime desktop client on a PC or Macintosh, you use emoji codes, words and characters that specify a given emoji. The codes look like this: :characters:. For example, :+1: inserts the thumbs-up emoji into a message. You can add the codes to chat messages manually, or you can copy and paste them. The emojis appear when you send a chat message during a meeting.

Using common emojis

The following table lists the codes for several common emojis.




Thumbs up


                                       Thumbs up emoji.

Thumbs down


                                       Thumbs down emoji.



                                       Smile emoji.



                                       Frown emoji.



                                       Blush emoji.

For a complete list of emoji codes, see the Web FX emoji cheat sheet.

Preventing emojis from appearing

Emojis can appear when you don't want them. For example, if you enter C:\Users in a message, Amazon Chime reads the C: as an emoji code and replaces it with a smiling emoji: A smiling emoji, a backslash, and the word Users. .

To prevent that from happening, start each message with /code. For example, entering /code C:\users results in C:\Users.

Remember these facts about /code.

  • It must be the first word in a message.

  • It converts your text to a monospaced font.

  • It prevents autocompletion of emojis and hyperlinks.

  • It applies to all the text in a message, regardless of line breaks. For example:

    You can find my code snippet at C:\Users\Java\Snips, or just copy and paste from here. public class Game { private Random r = new Random(); private int answer; private int range = 10;

In addition to the /code command, you can also use markdown to format your messages. For more information about markdown, see the Amazon Chime 4.17 release notes.