More discoverability for emoji

(Mait) #1

When emoji popup trggered, three keys - Tab, Enter, Right - complete current highlighted emoji.

How about using Right key as 'expand selectable emoji`?

I know I can select any emoji if I guess first character for the emoji. But as not native english speaker, sometimes quite hard imagine proper word for certain image that popped up in my head. Or just wanna looking for what emoji are available.

  • ‘:’ trigger default 5 emoji
  • ‘Right’ expand 5 to n (20? 30?)


  • ‘Right’ change default 5 emoji popup to category select popup.
    • feelings
    • objects
    • places
    • animals

(Michael Downey) #2

Any chance of there being any kind of reference for emoji in the 1.0 release?

(Jeff Atwood) #3

Unlikely, but we should maybe have a Markdown reference.

(Sam Saffron) #4

Gonna necro this … cause

A nice touch we could add is linking to new magic ui from this screen

I think this could be very helpful.

(Jeff Atwood) #5

Yes there could be a more… link there somewhere that popped the Emoji Selector™

(Mik01aj) #6

Well, you could do some sentiment analysis and suggest emojis based on the post content :smile:

Um, sorry. I’m trolling you. Don’t do this.

(Jeff Atwood) #7

Don’t worry, we weren’t going to.

(Jeff Atwood) #8

I want to come back to this, @zogstrip can you add that “more…” link to your todo for next week?

(Robin Ward) #9

Done here, deploying shortly!

(Jeff Atwood) #10

Looks good!

(Sam Saffron) #11

Interesting, I notice this is missing on mobile, do we want this on mobile too?

(Alan Tan) #12

I think it should only apply to mobile since we already have

Stole image from above

(Jeff Atwood) #13

No, the whole point is to give another way to discover. On mobile there is no toolbar so it should be there, if possible… if it doesn’t make things weird.

(Alan Tan) #14

Im getting it on mobile just need some CSS tweaking and removing the pointer.

(Daniela) #15

Can you share your Css please?

(Jeff Atwood) #16

@tgxworld thanks for your help in getting this working on mobile!

(Alan Tan) #17

O I didnt do anything yet. I’m already getting it on mobile after the feature has been added. :confused:

(Alan Tan) #18

PR :allthethings:

(Alan Tan) #19

This should work on mobile now. :heart_eyes:
It’ll work well on screens with at least a width of 320px.

(Alan Tan) #20

When I want to discover emoji on mobile, I would really prefer to just hit an icon instead of typing a : and clicking more. Is that something we would consider?