How to Emoji on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

How to Emoji on Mac

Emojis have become an integral part of our digital communication. These small icons help us express emotions, add flair to our messages, and make our conversations more engaging.

If you are a Mac user, you’ll be delighted to know that there are several ways to access and use emojis effortlessly. In this tutorial, we’ll explore different methods to emoji on Mac.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If you’re a fan of keyboard shortcuts, this method will be your go-to option. Follow these steps:

  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert the emoji.
  2. Press Control + Command + Spacebar keys simultaneously.
  3. A small emoji picker window will appear.
  4. Navigate through various categories or search for specific emojis using the search bar at the top.
  5. Select an emoji by clicking on it or use arrow keys and hit Enter.

Method 2: Using Character Viewer

In case you prefer visual representation of emojis before inserting them, Mac offers a built-in Character Viewer. Here’s how you can access it:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  3. In System Preferences, click on “Keyboard. “
  4. Navigate to the “Keyboard” tab and checkmark “Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar. “
  5. You’ll now see a small icon in your menu bar resembling a keyboard or an emoji.

    Click on it.

  6. A dropdown menu will appear. Select “Show Emoji & Symbols. “
  7. A Character Viewer window will open, displaying various emojis.
  8. Choose an emoji by double-clicking on it or click on the “Insert” button to add it at your current cursor location.

Method 3: Using the Touch Bar (if applicable)

If you’re a lucky MacBook Pro user equipped with a Touch Bar, you have direct access to emojis without opening any additional windows. Here’s how:

  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert the emoji.
  2. On your Touch Bar, locate and tap the smiley face icon.
  3. The Touch Bar will now display a range of emojis.
  4. Select an emoji by tapping on it, and it will be inserted instantly at the cursor position.

With these methods at your disposal, expressing yourself through emojis on your Mac has never been easier. Experiment with different emojis and have fun adding that extra sparkle to your everyday communication!

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