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How to add an Emoji to a Shortcut?


When adding or editing a shortcut in Jira cloud, the dialog box indicates, "Pro tip: Start your shortcut’s name with an emoji to customize its icon."

I can't figure out how to do this. I tried using the keyboard shortcuts like (?) and tried cutting and pasting an emoji, but no joy.

Anyone know how to actually do this?


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this only works for standard emojis. if I want to have custom emojis (eg. a github logo to a github page) I can't put them in links.

Same here, I want to make it clear to the project team what this link is for by putting an image there. 


I am able to copy emojis from here and paste them into the Shortcut

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This worked for me, per Amanda's suggestion.

Interesting that a standard copy and paste of the image did not work at all.

How did you copy? I do not understand and tried a copy and paste of Link, file, right mousebutton. What did I forget?

@MI , first go to and find your emoji. You then copy the emoji from that page (from their copy button) and paste it into the Jira text field. This works in Atlassian 👍🏽

Kaillin Thank you very much! I must have been blind! 🧱

Following Amanda's suggestion did not override the default shortcut icon

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Agree with @Arvin Yorro , my expectation was that the icon added would replace the shortcut icon.  Pasting an icon into the Name box does not behave that way

EDIT:  Got this to work, but it only worked for Emoji that are included in the Unicode list

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On Windows 10, I just right click on the field and select Emoji. Not sure this applies to Mac users though.


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Amazing never noticed that!!👌👍

Nice Windows tip, but no way to add a custom icon/emoji...

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