Award emoji make it much easier to give and receive feedback without a long comment thread.
For information on the relevant API, see Award Emoji API.
You can quickly sort issues and merge requests by the number of votes they have received. The sort options can be found in the dropdown menu as “Most popular” and “Least popular”.
The total number of votes is not summed up. An issue with 18 upvotes and 5 downvotes is considered more popular than an issue with 17 upvotes and no downvotes.
Award emoji can also be applied to individual comments when you want to celebrate an accomplishment or agree with an opinion.
To add an award emoji:
- In the top right of the comment, select the smile ().
- Select an emoji from the dropdown list.
To remove an award emoji, select the emoji again.