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Emojis in JIRA Issue Summary

At a previous company, our Product Owner often used to prefix issue summary (titles) with emojis to indicate Spike, or more work needed, etc. I would love to use this capability but I'm unable to find any information on it online.

Can someone please help?



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Hi Toni,

I think this is a Chrome question rather than a Jira question.

If you right click in a field, then you can add emojis. The keyboard shortcut for Windows is Win + period.


emoji pick.png

As you can, Jira can handle it as it's a standard Unicode character.


That said, consider having a separate issue type for spikes. I've seen that work well at many clients.

you can also import your own emojis. you will need to be site administrator for this. 


to upload custom emojis go to site administration > site settings , you will find Emoji option. 

we are using jira cloud so am not sure if this one is there in jira server or not. 


secondly the win + period shortucut will only work if you have win 10 fall creators update as this is a feature provided by windows. 



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