Deactivate custom emoji


Deactivate a custom emoji from the user's organization.

Users can only deactivate custom emoji that they added themselves except for organization administrators, who can deactivate any custom emoji.

Note that deactivated emoji will still be visible in old messages, reactions, user statuses and channel descriptions.

Changes: Before Zulip 8.0 (feature level 190), this endpoint returned an HTTP status code of 400 when the emoji did not exist, instead of 404.

Usage examples

#!/usr/bin/env python3

import zulip

# Pass the path to your zuliprc file here.
client = zulip.Client(config_file="~/zuliprc")

# Delete a custom emoji.
result = client.call_endpoint(f"realm/emoji/{emoji_name}", method="DELETE")

curl -sSX DELETE \


emoji_name string required in path

Example: "green_tick"

The name of the custom emoji to deactivate.


Example response(s)

Changes: As of Zulip 7.0 (feature level 167), if any parameters sent in the request are not supported by this endpoint, a successful JSON response will include an ignored_parameters_unsupported array.

A typical successful JSON response may look like:

    "msg": "",
    "result": "success"

An example JSON response for when no emoji exists with the provided name:

    "code": "BAD_REQUEST",
    "msg": "Emoji 'green_tick' does not exist",
    "result": "error"