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How do we remove the middle finger emoji from Slack's symbol set for our team?

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    I would like to disable some emoji too. But it seems like it is not a feature yet as far as I can tell.
    – Willow
    Aug 18, 2016 at 3:33
  • Speculation: Is it possible to change the appearance of the emoji? Jul 28, 2017 at 3:27
  • For others reading this, it is possible to add / change custom emojis (e.g. the rainbow parrot).
    – Tahlor
    Sep 5, 2019 at 18:49

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This is not an official feature but there is a theoretical workaround, if you don't want users using the middle finger emoji in conversations. The easiest way is to delete messages containing the content.

To do this you must create a bot with moderator privileges, and ask it to delete any messages containing the phrase or prevent such

:middle_finger:

This is the middle finger symbols emoji code. Theoretically the bot will prevent them from ever posting a message that contains this symbol. If your trying to ban other emojis as well, you can find a list of codes here

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