How to Insert Emoji on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Do you want to add some fun and emotion to your text on your Mac? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of inserting emojis on your Mac. Emojis can help convey emotions, add a touch of humor, or simply make your messages more engaging. Let’s get started!

Using the Character Viewer

If you are using a Mac, Apple provides a built-in tool called the Character Viewer that allows you to easily insert emojis into any text field. Here’s how:

  1. Open any text field where you want to insert an emoji. It could be a document, chat window, email, or any other place where you can type.

  2. Position your cursor at the exact spot where you want to insert the emoji.

  3. Press Control + Command + Space on your keyboard simultaneously.

  4. A small window called the Character Viewer will appear on your screen.

  5. In the search bar of the Character Viewer, type the name or description of the emoji you want to insert.

    For example, if you want to insert a smiling face emoji, simply type “smile” in the search bar.

  6. A list of matching emojis will appear below. Click on the desired emoji to insert it into your text field.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If you frequently use certain emojis and find it tedious to go through the Character Viewer every time, you can create custom keyboard shortcuts for them. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences.

  2. Click on Keyboard.

  3. Go to the Text tab.

  4. Click on the plus (+) button at the bottom left of the window.

  5. In the Replace column, type a short code or keyword that you want to use as a shortcut for your emoji. For example, you can use “:smile:” as a shortcut for the smiling face emoji.

  6. In the With column, paste the emoji you want to associate with that shortcut. You can copy emojis from websites like Emojipedia or directly from the Character Viewer itself.

  7. Click on the Add button to save your custom keyboard shortcut.

Celebrate with Emojis!

Congratulations! You’ve learned two different ways to insert emojis on your Mac.

Now it’s time to have fun and add some flair to your text messages, emails, documents, and more. Express yourself with emojis and make your conversations more lively and engaging!

Note: The methods mentioned in this tutorial work on macOS Mojave and later versions. If you’re using an older version of macOS, some steps may vary slightly.

We hope you found this tutorial helpful! If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Happy emoji-ing!

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