Enable emoticon translation

If you use emoticons like :) or :/, you can have them translated into emoji equivalents like smiley or slightly_frowning_face automatically by Zulip.

  1. Go to the Display settings tab of the Settings page.

  2. Select the option labeled Translate emoticons (convert :) to 😃 in messages).

Then whenever you send a message with a supported emoticon, it will be translated into an emoji.

Current emoticon conversions

Emoticon Emoji
:) smiley
(: smiley
:( slightly_frowning_face
<3 heart
:| expressionless
:/ confused