SharePoint Online: How to Add Icons (Emoji) to Navigation Menu?

Did you know you can insert Emoji icons into SharePoint Online? Well, yes! Here is how to insert emoji symbols into SharePoint Online Menu. You can insert emoji icons anywhere in SharePoint, like in top navigation or quick launch menu items. E.g., To add an icon to quick launch menu items,

  1. Click on the “Edit” link as you usually do to edit any link in the left navigation. And then, click on the “Edit” menu item from the context menu.
  2. When the “Edit” window is open, press the “Windows” and “;” keys (Windows key and semicolon). This opens the Emoji icon popup, from where you can insert any available icon as per your requirements!

Here is my left navigation menu with symbols added to it:

Here is another top navigation mega menu with Icons :

Similarly, you can add these emoji icons or symbols anywhere on the site, such as site or list names, site content, etc.

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

7 thoughts on “SharePoint Online: How to Add Icons (Emoji) to Navigation Menu?

  • Great it worked! can we do this for our custom icons?

  • Has anyone figured out how to do this in PowerShell? Like create a navigation item or folder name that includes an Emoji?

  • I am new to sharepoint. once added can the icon colors be changed. for example Red Yellow Green? is it easy to do or would the user have to be a sharepoint expert.

  • Awesome, I wanted to explain in the navigation menu that clicking will open a new window, and I could do with a simple arrow. Thanks!

  • For me it works using Windows key and ;

  • Hi pretty awesome. But this feature does not work. Windows and . keys do nothing.

    • Hi It didn’t work for me until I pressed windows key +;


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