01-07-2019 10:43 AM
01-07-2019 10:43 AM
I popped into our tenant's admin center for the first time in a while today and noticed this little oddity:
Does anyone know how in the world someone named their site with an image? I believe these were created by way of Microsoft Teams, if that makes a difference.
01-07-2019 10:49 AM
I have recently started seeing images as display names in Office 365 also. Seems the fields have been updated to allow emoji style images.
01-07-2019 11:39 AM
01-07-2019 12:05 PM
01-07-2019 12:05 PMSolution
Site name support emoji icons. These icons will show up in the site list.
Users can add these emoji's for any type of sites, not just team sites.
01-07-2019 01:21 PM
Call me narrow-minded, but this seems like a terrible idea from a management/governance perspective. If we're using, say, a Powershell script to routinely export a list of "recently created sites", how would those emojis be represented in text? Images are not text. Or are these emojis stored with 'alt text' or something like that which would be used for data operations?
Also, I would wager that many (most?) organizations fight an uphill battle with managing naming policies and getting users to specify meaningful identifiers. Then again, I guess the coaches of our basketball team could create a site with basketball emoji as the name, so maybe there's some utility in it.
01-07-2019 03:26 PM
Emojis are stored as unicode which is documented here:
So there should be a way to handle them even in scripts.
Site URL's cannot contain emoji's as far as I know so you can still differentiate these sites by looking at their URLs. I would be curious to see what the URL's are for the sites you shared in your original picture.
01-09-2019 05:25 AM
@Sebastien Fouillade, here is another screenshot of those two sites (both named <crescent moon emoji>) and another I created via MS Teams with <ninja cat emoji> as the Team name. I can't see any correlation between the URL assigned an the actual emoji. I also find it interesting the the one created via Teams has the "msteams_" prefix. I assume this only gets applied when a non-text Team name is specified, but it would be great to have confirmation of that.
01-11-2019 12:39 PM
how can we use these emojis in site name? is it powershell way or we can use it when we creating new site collection via admin center?
01-14-2019 09:57 AM
01-14-2019 11:46 AM
If it's available in EDU tenants, it's available everywhere! We're always the last to get the new stuff.
01-14-2019 12:51 PM
You know what, i tested in my SharePoint 2016 Tenant and it is working their as well....So looks like new for SPO not for SharePoint on prem....Interesting