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How to type Emoji on your Mac with a keyboard shortcut



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Your Mac has a keyboard shortcut that opens an emoji selector in any app. You can quickly insert an emoji anywhere on macOS – in a messaging app, in an email, or even in a document you edit. How to use it.

First open the app you want to insert the emojis into. Click on any text entry area, and when you see a cursor, press Control + Command + Space. An emoji panel will appear.

Mac Emoji Picker Window

Click on the emoji panel you want to use in the emoji panel and it will appear in the app.

Emoji inserted in the Mac app.

You can also search for emoji using the search box. Click on the box and enter a description of what you want. For example, you can type “fire” and see all fire-related emoji.

Type a word in the search box to search for emoji on Mac.

When you find the one you want to click on, it will appear in the app.

You can also drag the emoji panel up to its own independent window that remains open even after you select an emoji. This way, you can click on an emoji whenever you want, and it will be inserted into the app you use.

Drag the emoji pop-up window to turn it into an independent window on your Mac.

And finally, if you want to browse through emojis by category or see each one in more detail, press the little “Emoji & Symbols” button in the emoji window. (The button looks like an icon in a small window with a “Command” symbol inside.)

Press

The emoji window will expand to Character Viewer, and you will see more options for browsing, searching, and selecting emoji.

Examining the Character Viewer window on Mac.

To return to the small emoji pick window, click the “Emoji & Symbols” button located right next to the search field.

If you frequently use emojis, you can also add an emoji panel button to the menu bar. To do so, open “System Preferences” and click “Keyboard.” Then click on the keyboard tab and check the box next to it, “Show keyboards and emoji viewers in the menu bar.”

Have fun with emoji!

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By the way, if you want to quickly insert emoji on a Windows PC, Windows 10 also has a shortcut to insert emoji.




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