How to Access Emoji Keyboard on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Do you want to add some fun and expressiveness to your messages or documents on your Mac? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will show you how to access the emoji keyboard on your Mac and easily insert emojis into your text. Let’s get started!

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If you are a fan of keyboard shortcuts, accessing the emoji keyboard on your Mac is a breeze. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Open any application where you can type text, such as Messages, Notes, or Pages.
  2. Position your cursor where you want to insert an emoji.
  3. Press Control + Command + Spacebar simultaneously.
  4. The emoji keyboard will appear at the cursor’s position. You can now browse through various categories of emojis using the scroll bar on the right side of the keyboard.
  5. Select an emoji by clicking on it with your mouse or by navigating using the arrow keys and pressing Enter.

Using the Character Viewer

If you prefer a more visual approach to selecting emojis, you can use the Character Viewer. Here’s how:

  1. Open any application where you can type text, just like in the previous method.
  2. Navigate to Edit > Emoji & Symbols, or use the keyboard shortcut Control + Command + Spacebar.
  3. The Character Viewer window will open, displaying a wide range of characters and symbols including emojis.
  4. You can browse through different categories using the left sidebar or search for specific emojis using the search bar at the top right corner of the window.
  5. Click on the emoji you want to insert, and it will be added at the cursor’s position in your text.

Customizing Emoji Keyboard Options

If you find yourself frequently using emojis, you may want to customize the emoji keyboard options on your Mac. Here’s how:

  1. Go to System Preferences by clicking on the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences”.
  2. Click on Keyboard and then select the “Emoji” tab.
  3. You will see a list of options related to emojis. You can enable or disable features such as “Show emoji & symbols menu in menu bar” or “Use smart suggestions”.
  4. Feel free to explore these options and adjust them according to your preferences.

In Conclusion

The emoji keyboard on your Mac is a fantastic way to add some personality and emotion to your messages or documents. Whether you prefer using keyboard shortcuts or the Character Viewer, you now have all the tools at your disposal to express yourself with emojis effortlessly. Have fun exploring the wonderful world of emojis!

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