How to Put Emojis on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to put emojis on your Mac. Emojis are a fun and expressive way to add emotions to your messages, emails, and social media posts. With the help of a few simple steps, you’ll be able to easily access and use emojis on your Mac.

Step 1: Accessing the Emoji Keyboard

To begin, open any application where you can type text, such as TextEdit or Pages. Then, place your cursor in the text field where you want to insert the emoji.

Shortcut Method:

If you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, simply press Control + Command + Spacebar simultaneously. This will open the emoji keyboard right where your cursor is located.

Menu Bar Method:

If you prefer using the menu bar, click on the Edit menu at the top of your screen. From the drop-down menu, select Emoji & Symbols. This will open a window with various emojis and symbols.

Step 2: Finding and Inserting Emojis

Now that you have accessed the emoji keyboard, it’s time to find and insert your desired emoji.

Browsing Emojis:

In the emoji window, you can browse through different categories of emojis by clicking on the icons at the bottom. You can explore sections such as smileys & people, animals & nature, food & drink, activities, travel & places, objects, symbols, and flags. Simply click on a category icon to view its corresponding emojis.

Searching for Emojis:

If you already know which emoji you want to use or have a specific keyword in mind (e.g., heart, cat, etc.), you can use the search bar at the top of the emoji window. Type your keyword, and the emoji keyboard will display matching results.

Inserting Emojis:

To insert an emoji into your text field, simply click on the desired emoji. The selected emoji will be inserted at the location of your cursor.

Step 3: Customizing Emoji Skin Tone

If you want to customize the skin tone of certain emojis, such as hand gestures or people emojis, you can do so easily.

Selecting a Skin Tone:

When you click on an emoji that has different skin tone options available, a small pop-up menu will appear above it. You can choose from various skin tone options ranging from light to dark by clicking on the desired option.

Step 4: Using Emojis in Different Applications

Now that you know how to access and insert emojis, it’s important to note that you can use emojis in various applications on your Mac.

  • Emails: Spice up your emails by adding emojis to convey emotions or add some fun to your messages.
  • Messages: Enhance your text messages with expressive emojis that accurately represent your feelings.
  • Social Media: Use emojis in your social media posts and comments to engage with your audience and make your content more visually appealing.

Congratulations! You now know how to put emojis on your Mac. Have fun expressing yourself with a wide range of emoticons and symbols!

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