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How to Use Windows 10 Emoji Keyboard

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Last Updated on September 12, 2021 by Muhammad Junaid Khalid


One of the fastest ways to add an emoji if you’re using Windows 10 is through the Windows 10 emoji keyboard. This article will teach you about using emoji keyboard shortcuts and how to get emojis on Windows 10.

Every one of us loves to use Emojis to express our feelings in chatting or in commenting on social media platforms. Emojis are a simple way to convey whether you are happy, sad, sleepy, or suspicious.

Emojis give you 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.

How to Use Emoji Keyboard Shortcuts

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

  2. In the below picture, a word document is opened. Hold down the Windows key and press the period key. You’ll see the Windows 10 emoji keyboard 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 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 Windows 10 emoji keyboard 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 for celebration. These will include objects from all sorts of occasions as well as sports symbols and musical instruments.

The next section in the Windows 10 emoji keyboard represents food and plant emojis. 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. This is where emoji keyboard shortcuts come in. 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 to get emojis on Windows 10 is through the most recently used icon, which is that little clock at the lower left of the emoji panel. There you find the emojis you used most frequently.

What are Kaomojis

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 in which 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 emoji keyboard shortcuts and know all the ways to get emojis on Windows 10 to 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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