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How to use emojis in content updated via REST API?

I am looking for a way to use emojis such as


in content I push to Confluence Cloud via its REST API.

Is that possible? If so, how? 

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Hello Sascha and welcome to the Community!

You most definitely may insert emojis and emoticons via the REST API. When you’re creating or editing a page you will pass through the emojis as follows via the storage format:

<p><ac:emoticon ac:name="tick" /> ;<ac:emoticon ac:name="warning" /> ;<ac:emoticon ac:name="cross" /> ;<ac:emoticon ac:name="plus" /> ;<ac:emoticon ac:name="minus" /></p>

More on REST API storage format (This is for server, the same syntax will apply to cloud): Confluence Storage Format.

Here is what the actual page will look like:


I hope this proves helpful and enjoy adding :allthethings: to your content.

Stephen Sifers

Thank you Stephen!

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Hi Stephen, I noticed that cloud has more emoticons than server does (e.g. the minus isn't listed on the confluence storage format for confluence server). Would it be possible to list the emoticons available for cloud in the documentation. 

For me especially the light bulb on and off would be very helpful. 

light-on and light-off is used for the emoticons lightbulb on and lightbulb off

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