How to Show Emojis on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

How to Show Emojis on Mac

Emojis have become an integral part of our digital communication. These small pictorial icons add a fun and expressive element to our messages, emails, and social media posts.

If you’re a Mac user and wondering how to show emojis on your device, you’ve come to the right place! In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to access and use emojis on your Mac.

Step 1: Open the Emoji & Symbols Window

To begin, open any application where you can type text, such as Notes, Pages, or Messages. Then follow these steps:

  1. Type the keyboard shortcut Control + Command + Space. This combination will open the Emoji & Symbols window.
  2. The Emoji & Symbols window displays a wide range of emojis and symbols that are available for use.

Step 2: Search for Emojis

If you have a specific emoji in mind, you can quickly find it by following these steps:

  1. In the search bar at the top right corner of the Emoji & Symbols window, type keywords related to the emoji you want.
  2. As you type, the window will filter and display relevant emojis based on your search.

Step 3: Inserting Emojis

Once you’ve found the desired emoji:

  1. Click on the emoji in the Emoji & Symbols window to select it.
  2. The selected emoji will be inserted at the location of your cursor in your document or message.

Additional Tips

Accessing Recently Used Emojis

If you frequently use certain emojis, you can easily access them by following these steps:

  1. Within the Emoji & Symbols window, click on the “Recently Used” category located on the left sidebar.
  2. This category displays emojis that you’ve recently used, allowing quick access to your favorites.

Browsing Emojis by Category

The Emoji & Symbols window organizes emojis into various categories. To browse through these categories:

  1. On the left sidebar of the Emoji & Symbols window, click on any category to view its respective emojis.
  2. You can explore different categories like Smileys & People, Animals & Nature, Food & Drink, and many more.

Note: You can also customize the layout of the Emoji & Symbols window by clicking on the gear icon in the top left corner and selecting your preferred options.

Now that you know how to show emojis on your Mac, go ahead and add some fun and personality to your messages and documents. Happy emoji-ing!

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