How to use Emoji on your keyboard on Windows

How to use Emoji on your keyboard on Windows

You can always add in a few emojis to improve your communication. Here's how.

  1. Open any app like Notepad, Browser, etc. to type in your text.
  2. Go to the empty space of text editor on your PC and press the Windows key + ; or Windows key + . shortcut together.
  3. Click on the emoji tab and pick the emoji you'd now like to insert in your PC.

Communication is difficult. And when you’re communicating through text, it’s not uncommon to misrepresent the things you want to say or do.

This is where Emojis can help. First introduced with mobile phones in Japan back in the 90s, Emojis can help you convey your ideas or emotions more clearly. Luckily, you can use the effect of Emojis on your Windows computer as well.

In what follows, we’ll cover the exact steps you need to follow for adding in and using emojis through your Windows keyboard. Let’s get started.

How to use emoji on Windows 10

You can easily add in emojis on your Windows through a simple keyboard shortcut. Here’s how.

  1. Open any text editor app. For example: Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Edge are the related apps.
  2. Now head to any area on the text editor and press the Windows key + ; or Windows key + . shortcut.
  3. Select the emoji tab and pick any emoji you’d like to insert in your computer.

adding emojis to notepad

That's it. Do this and your selected emoji will be inserted in your PC. Moreover, you can also look up an emoji by typing its name in the emoji search bar.

Some other fun stuff

Apart from emojis, you can also use symbols or kaomoji on your texts on Windows. The process will be the same up to the second point from above. From there, instead of the emoji icon, select the smiley or symbol tab.

You can then pick any style you want to choose by clicking on its tab and click on the specific emoticon.


Picking and choosing Emoji on your keyboard

Emojis and other symbols can make your texts or messages more lively. That's why we've covered a guide on adding and using emojis on your Teams app as well. For your Windows PC, follow the methods above and you can easily include an emoji through your keyboard just the same. The only thing you then have to make sure is you’re using the correct emoji!

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