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how about having it supported as part of the user's name? is that in your list of things to support?

emojis should be supported in :alltheplaces:

need the ability to create "private messages" among few users; creating a team is the only way to do it, but it's too heavy... i end up going to the many other messaging choices our company offers, which dilutes the value proposition of using Ryver for messaging+boards single tool promise.  

not having custom emojis is negatively impacting the engineers' productivity: we have to copypaste stuff for the interwebz wasting valuable time. it's a core feature of any modern agile-enabling tool.