Ever struggled with providing feedback on a task and wondered exactly how to make your comment sound lighter, more fun, and less serious? Starting today, you can add emojis to Wrike comments, adding a fun factor to your feedback as well as reducing any communication stress in your day-to-day work.

How to Use Emojis in Wrike Comments:

  1. Open a task or folder/project info panel
  2. Click into the comment box and select the emoji icon on the right side
  3. Find a category you want & click an emoji to use
    OR: use the keyboard shortcut such as :grinning: and watch your text turn into a gorgeous emoji

TIP: To get the keyboard shortcut for an emoji, find the image in the picker, hover your mouse over it, and memorize the keyboard code. Next time, simply type it in directly.

Wrike emojis

Coming Soon: Emoji Reactions

By the end of this year, you will also be able to add a reaction to someone else's comment in Wrike, enabling you to express your feelings with an image. When it's ready, you will be able to hover over a comment, select the reaction icon, and choose an emoji to send your reaction.

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and the same applies to emojis. Using an emoji saves time, avoids confusion, and provides a shortcut to explaining the context of your comment. Combining this form of image-based communication with your work in Wrike will not only make your job more fun, but also more productive.

A Little Emoji History

While text messaging, social media, and email have become the norm, having limits such as only 140 characters to work with on Twitter or SMS has probably led to more miscommunication than you'll find at a family holiday dinner. How many times have you sent someone a message with one thing in mind, which they took in a totally different way, creating tension, awkwardness, and frustration?

This is why an employee in Japan invented the emoji during the late 1990s. While looking for ways to revolutionize customer communication at the largest Japanese mobile-phone operator, NTT DoCoMo, a worker named Shigetaka Kurita realized that digital communication was robbing human beings of their ability to express emotion. This led him to build the first emoji. Now, over 17 years later, you can find emojis in almost every communication system. And today, it's in Wrike!

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