Icon as a reusable type

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.
In a set a popup appears so you can an emoji as an icon, this feature is not available for ordinary objects. Reusing an icon requires you to reupload them.

Describe the solution you’d like
A separate object type created for icons similar to images. When adding an icon to a set or an object, within the popup, your custom icons should be shown. Please see my mockup below.

Furthermore, templates should be able to have icons included. (Solved, thanks @forgettable) Icons should also be able to be changed by clicking on the icon anywhere, including from the sidebar, and next to the object name in a set.

This type should also allow SVGs to be uploaded.

Describe alternatives you’ve considered
Making the current image type reusable.

Additional context
Some further discussion here which supported me in creating a feature request.

Reduce, reuse, recycle :wink:


This works on the MS ⊞ Windows version. → Demo

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Ah I am an idiot, I’ve been thinking the picture in a profile layout is the same thing as an icon. :joy: Thanks for your response.

Don’t blame yourself with such harsh words :sweat_smile:

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Describe the solution you’d like
I would like the ability to upload and save custom emojis/icons in the page icon selector for future use.

In the screenshot below you can see the page icon selector where I would like to store any number of custom emojis/icons that I have uploaded to AnyType.

Anytype page icon selector

Describe alternatives you’ve considered
Currently, I have been changing icons in the “anytype2\resources\app.asar.unpacked\dist\img\emoji” folder. I tried to upload my own icons here, but AnyType was unable to load them. The workaround that I’m currently using is deleting emojis that I do not use and renaming the custom icons that I want to use to the same name as the deleted icon.


Here I deleted a flag icon with the name: 1f1e6-1f1e8.png, and saved and renamed a python icon to the same name. Works like a charm :slight_smile: except when using the app.


@Cernel1337 There is a request of making icons a type, so you could reuse them. Would that solve your problem, if yes, would you be okay with it, if we merge your request in that topic?

@Flip You can merge my request :slight_smile:

I think this can be closed, as the feature was confirmed to be implemented here:

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