How to Use Emojis on Windows 10

 

Every one of us loves to use Emojis to express our feelings in chatting or in comments on the social media platform. Emojis are a simple way to convey when you are happy, sad, sleepy, or suspicious. Emojis give you creative opportunities to express yourself or share excitement about an upcoming trip or spread the love to friends and family.

So how do you go about using emojis? Great question. One of the fastest ways to add an emoji if you’re using Windows 10 is through the emoji panel.

How to Use Emojis on Windows 10

  1. Just go to an app where you’re entering texts such as e-mail, social media, or Word document.

  2. In the below picture, a word document is opened. Hold down the Windows key and press period key. You’ll see the emoji panel box pop up.

    emojis on windows 10

  3. Once the box comes up, there are three ways you can start searching for emojis. First, you can browse through the emojis. As you search through the emoji panel, there are a bunch of images across the bottom of the panel. The second icon from the left will lead you to smiley face and animal emojis. As you scroll through that section, you’ll also find groups of people to express family ties and couples. The picture below shows the emoji panel opened in MS word.

    emojis in ms word

  4. When you click on the people icon, you’ll see a variety of emojis representing family members’ various careers, special occasions, sports, and hand gestures. You can also change the complexion of people by clicking on the color dots at the top.

The balloon icon is the celebrations and objects group. These will include objects from all sorts of occasions as well as sports symbols and musical instruments.

The next section represents food and plant emojis, my second favorite. Here you’ll find all sorts of food and various plants and flowers. The car icon features transportation and places, where you’ll find different modes of transportation traveling marks and buildings. The heart icon on the far right is the symbols group, which includes a wide variety of popular images, symbols, and shapes.

As you can see, there are tons of emojis to choose from, and while browsing can be fun, it can also be time-consuming, which leads into the next way you can find emojis simply by searching for it. When you first open the emoji panel, you’ll see text at the top of the box that says, keep typing to find an emoji. That means all you have to do is type in a search term to find the emoji you want.

Just remember not to click on anything when the panel pops up, all you need to do is type. Let’s say I want to wish my friend a Happy Wedding, but I want to make this message more exciting and jazz it up with some fun emojis. All I need to do is hold down the Windows key and press period. Because I want a wedding emoji, I’ll type the word wedding. The emoji panel will immediately search for emojis related to the wedding.

But I wanted to be even more exciting because what a wedding is without flowers? So I’ll type in flower and I’ll select that emoji as well.

Over time, you’ll probably develop a liking to certain emojis, which you’ll use most frequently. So the third way of finding an emoji is through the most recently used icon, which is that little clock at the lower left of the emoji panel. The emojis you use most frequently will be here.

There’s also a new emoticon feature in the Windows 10 May 2019 update. If you have the most current Windows update, click on the winking emoticon at the top of the emoji panel and you’ll see a large collection of kaomoji and emoticons.

Kaomojis are similar to western emoticons that many of the images are more detailed and may include other graphic characters. If you select the first smiling emoticon in the bottom left of the panel, you’ll see many of the traditional emoticons. The rest of the emoticons are grouped by emotion. So as you click across the bottom, you’ll see designs representing feelings of happiness, sadness, surprise, anger, and silliness.

So now that you’re familiar with the emoji panel and all the ways you can express yourself, tell us what you enjoy doing for fun using just three emojis in the comments below. Enjoy all the great emojis. Thanks for reading.

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Muhammad Junaid Khalid

Founder and CEO at howtogalaxy.com, Muhammad Junaid Khalid is a professional blogger, freelancer, and content writer. He is also a writer at Medium.com. He loves to write insightful articles on Android, iPhone, Windows 10 tips, tricks, and troubleshooting guides.