Your Feedback in Action: New Insertable Icons in Office

Published 04-24-2019 11:00 AM 14.9K Views

We’re here today with another example of how the feedback you provide directly impacts the development of Office!


When we first added Icons to Office, we got tons of great feedback that people loved them! You used them to add visual flare to your documents and presentations, to replace boring bullet points, to draw attention to key parts of your slides. But we also heard you loud and clear: you wanted more! And you noticed some key areas where we just didn’t have anything that fit the bill.


  • “There is no paw print in the animal section.”
  • "Add more icons to the nature section…”
  • “…Graduation would be a great supplement.”
  • “An icon of a pregnant woman would be brilliant and very helpful :)”
  • “Please add icons for Recycling…” “Want a recycling icon…” “Add a recycling icon…” “Missing icons, example: recycling”
  • “Create ‘Holiday’ icons.”
  • “Holiday things like pumpkins”


So, we got to work. And the result? 350 brand new icons that add to some old categories and create some entirely new ones! We added:


  • More animals, including a tiger, panda, unicorn, and livestock
  • Holiday icons
  • A whole accessibility category
  • A recycling bin!
  • More Technology, more Business, and more Social Media
  • More Sports
  • More Arts




And that’s just some of it! Find all of the new icons by going to the Insert Ribbon and clicking on Icons in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel on Mac, Windows, and iOS; in Outlook on Windows; and in PowerPoint Online on the web.

Let us know what you think about the new Icons by using the Send-a-Smile (😊) and Send-a-Frown (🙁) buttons in any Office app.

Senior Member

More icons is great but is there a way to insert more than one icon at once or can the insert window not auto close when I've inserted an icon?

New Contributor

What a pity that nobody appears to have looked at Twitter's emojis for inspiration.


Where are the dancing girls (and boys)? To be honest Egyptian hieroglyphs are more exciting . . . 


Hi David, yes!

We now have the ability to select multiple icons at once in PowerPoint, then you can move and edit them individually. 


What would really be crazy wicked cool is if we could access the Fabric UI icons!


That’s a cool idea! I’ll look into it!

Occasional Contributor

@Richard Tso 

This is great! The icons have a beautiful style.


With all the new icons and the existing icons a search function becomes more and more important. I have a really hard time finding THE icon I am looking for. Is the bike under vehicles or under sport or is categorized in home?

Also: The "Insert Icons" dialog title is a selectable text.


Thanks @Richard Tso 

Occasional Visitor

Would love to see icons as an add-in (for those of us who, unfortunately, do not use Office 365).

Established Member

@Richard Tso

More icons are great but you guys forgot basic feature such as search bar so it will be easy & faster to look for that you need.


I still do not understand how so many icons with no search bar which is not something really that hard to add

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