I love Slack as a communication tool for one simple reason: their emoji commands. They’re so simple and fluid that sometimes as a joke, I’ll end up typing commands like :100: in other chat applications since it’s so much faster than dealing with the emoji menu.
Well, until recently, when I figured out a way that anyone on Mac can get Slack-style emoji commands anywhere. Here’s how.
Then, once it’s setup, you can go into your Alfred preferences, then go to features and snippets:
Create a new collection for the emojis you want shortcuts for:
And then start adding any emojis you want by clicking the “+” in the bottom right, choosing a shortcut, and then typing in the emoji you want:
Then you’re done! Now you can type that hotkey anywhere, and it’ll automatically expand like it does in Slack.
Have fun 🙂