Use custom emoji in groups
The full design of custom emoji is #48907.
This issue will allow users to see custom emoji in the Web UI, and use them.
However, you cannot add any custom emoji from the Web UI after this feature is implemented. To do so, you will have to add custom emoji via the API.
It is unlikely we will blog about this feature in the release post because of this limitation. But we plan to add custom emoji via the API to GitLab.com so that GitLabbers can use it.