This article is written for G Suite for Education (GSFE) Administrators.

Animated stickers are very popular on the web and many chat applications. In school, students really like stickers for expressing emotions in Hangouts every day. Having that said, certain stickers are overused inappropriately in offensive manner, such as poop.

This article demonstrates how Safe Doc helps you block certain stickers. If you have yet to install Safe Doc for your school, get a 30 days trial license.

Configure Safe Doc

Given that you have deployed Safe Doc in your organization unit.

  1. First find the sticker names in the Appendix for the stickers you want to block.
  2. Open your extension policy editor for Safe Doc.
  3. Add the following policy BlockStickers. It's a list of blacklisted sticker names. The example below blocks the Poop sticker and LMAO sticker.
"BlockStickers": {
  "Value": [
    "Poop",
    "Callouts_Internet_LMAO"
  ]
}

More information about Safe Doc configuration can be found in Safe Doc Configuration.

Results

Once you configured Safe Doc correctly, your students won't see those stickers in Hangouts or Gmail apps of their Chromebooks.

Poop sticker removed by Safe Doc
Poop sticker removed by Safe Doc

Read More

Do you know Safe Doc can also remove certain emojis, like the middle finger emoji? Check out this article, Remove Inappropriate Emojis in Gmail and Hangouts.

Appendix: Sticker Names

This long table helps you find the sticker name to block. The list is incomplete since Hangouts have hundreds of stickers and most of them are harmless. If you don't find the sticker, please leave a comment below or contact us.

StickerName
01.HaloGuy_960x663HaloGuy
02.DoubleHighFive_960x663DoubleHighFive
03.HappyCrying_960x663HappyCrying
04.HappyBlushing_960x663HappyBlushing
05.SleepyZZZ_960x663SleepyZZZ
06.Confused_960x663Confused
07.OMGTerrified_960x663OMGTerrified
08.OhNo_960x663OhNo
09.HeartEyed_960x663HeartEyed
10.Sunglasses_960x663Sunglasses
11.Praying_960x663Praying
12.MumsTheWord_960x663MumsTheWord
13.CatHeart_960x663CatHeart
14.CatHappy_960x663CatHappy
16.Princess_960x663Princess
17.Ghost_960x663Ghost
18.SparklingHeart_960x663SparklingHeart
21.ThumpingHeart_640x442ThumpingHeart
29.Cake_640x442Cake
angry_imageangry_image
winter_imagewinter_image
crying_imagecrying_image
frustrated_imagefrustrated_image
worried_imageworried_image
happy_imagehappy_image
joy_imagejoy_image
kiss_imagekiss_image
lol_imagelol_image
meh_imagemeh_image
sad_imagesad_image
scared_imagescared_image
sick_imagesick_image
silly_imagesilly_image
smirk_imagesmirk_image
wink_imagewink_image
15.Poop_960x663Poop
28.Celebration_640x442Celebration
23.FlexedArm_640x442FlexedArm
24.Cheers_640x442Cheers
30.Music_640x442Music
20.Thumbsdown_960x663Thumbsdown
19.ThumbsUp_960x663ThumbsUp
22.FistBump_640x442FistBump
25.Waving_640x442Waving
26.Okay_640x442Okay
27.Peace_640x442Peace
Yay! Group
Callouts_Internet_BFFCallouts_Internet_BFF
Callouts_Internet_BRBCallouts_Internet_BRB
Callouts_Internet_FTWCallouts_Internet_FTW
Callouts_Internet_GR8Callouts_Internet_GR8
Callouts_Internet_ASAPCallouts_Internet_ASAP
Callouts_Internet_LMAOCallouts_Internet_LMAO
Callouts_Internet_LOLCallouts_Internet_LOL
Callouts_Internet_MehCallouts_Internet_Meh
Callouts_Internet_NomNomNomCallouts_Internet_NomNomNom
Callouts_Internet_OMGCallouts_Internet_OMG
Callouts_Internet_RADCallouts_Internet_RAD
Callouts_Internet_SeeULaterCallouts_Internet_SeeULater
Callouts_Internet_SupCallouts_Internet_Sup
Callouts_Internet_TTYLCallouts_Internet_TTYL
Callouts_Internet_YayCallouts_Internet_Yay
Yum! Group
Callouts_Positive_AwesomeCallouts_Positive_Awesome
Callouts_Positive_ByeCallouts_Positive_Bye
Callouts_Positive_CallMeCallouts_Positive_CallMe
Callouts_Positive_CoffeeCallouts_Positive_Coffee
Callouts_Positive_CongratsCallouts_Positive_Congrats
Callouts_Positive_CoolCallouts_Positive_Cool
Callouts_Positive_EPICCallouts_Positive_EPIC
Callouts_Positive_HaHaHaCallouts_Positive_HaHaHa
Callouts_Positive_HiCallouts_Positive_Hi
Callouts_Positive_HmmmCallouts_Positive_Hmmm
Callouts_Positive_HotCallouts_Positive_Hot
Callouts_Positive_LoveUCallouts_Positive_LoveU
Callouts_Positive_ThanksCallouts_Positive_Thanks
Callouts_Positive_WOWCallouts_Positive_WOW
Callouts_Positive_XOXOXOCallouts_Positive_XOXOXO
Callouts_Positive_YumCallouts_Positive_Yum