3 ways to jazz up your Salesforce using emojis

This day has come, it’s my time to come out of the closet. It took me some time to admit it but I’m ready now. I can’t hide it anymore… I love emojis 🤪🤩 😊 😇 🙃  Here I said it!  (it’s not like my favicon have already given me away 😂)

Jokes apart, I think that it’s always a good idea to add some graphics to your work environment. Especially when your main working tool – Salesforce – is so open-minded about it.

I put this article together to give you some ideas on how you can further enrich the friendliness of you Salesforce UX using emojis.

I left my Captain Obvious hat at home today, so I will skip the “Use emojis in chatter” recommendation and will dig into little less common use cases.

1. Error messages

No one likes those bumps on the road called “Error message” – they are annoying and they slow you down.  But just like annoying people, they get less so when you add up a smile, aren’t they? 😁

When you work on your validation rules you can do it like this:

Add emojis to the error message 2 - How to use emojis in Salesforce - Getawayposts.com

or like this:

Add emojis to an Error Message - How to use emojis in Salesforce - Getawayposts.com

2. Help text & Default fields values

Help messages don’t have to be boring either. They are less annoying than the error messages, but they still kinda tell you how you are supposed to do stuff.  So it won’t hurt to add a smile.

It can be something like this

Add emojis to Field Default Value 1 - How to use emojis in Salesforce - Getawayposts.com

Or like this

 

Add emojis to an Help Message - How to use emojis in Salesforce - Getawayposts.com

 

3. Picklist values (status, stage fields) & Formula fields

You can use emojis for a quick review field

Add emojis to Picklist 1 - How to use emojis in Salesforce - Getawayposts.com

Or even as values of a stage field that a displayed in your path

Add emojis to an Picklist - How to use emojis in Salesforce - Getawayposts.com

And one more example is to use it as a formula field result to show icons

Use Emoji in Formula field - How to use emojis in Salesforce - Getawayposts.com

 

Technical setup

If you decide on the emoji option, here how you can do it:

MAC: to use emoji keyboard click Command+Control+Space, or click “Emojis & Symbols” it in the Input sources menu

Emojis & Symbols Keyboard Mac OS - How to Add emojis in Salesforce - Getawayposts.com

WINDOWS: use the “touch keyboard” and then the emoticons.

Emoticons Keyboard Windows 1 - How to Add emojis in Salesforce - Getawayposts.com

 

KEEP CALM AND USE EMOJIS✌🏻

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