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We mostly use emojis on our smart phone, but it's inevitable that sometimes we need to type emojis on PC💻. Today I'm going to show you how to type emoji on different computer systems to help you better use emoji on your PC.

How to type Emoji on Microsoft's Windows operating system

Emojis are supported natively on Windows. There are 2 ways to open the emoji keyboard on Windows system.

  • Right click your mouse in the text area, then click [🙂Emoji] to open the panel.
  • Under Windows 10, computer and laptop users can open the emoji keyboard through the shortcut keys [Windows logo key+.] or [Windows logo key+;](Windows logo key is between [fn] and [alt] key).
  • 💡 You can also change the skin color of some emojis in this panel.

    May 2019, Microsoft updated Windows 10 and expanded the panel to offer "Kaomoji" and "Symbols".

    "Kaomoji(顔文字)" is a Japanese emoticon style made up of characters and grammar punctuations, and are used to express emotion in texting and cyber communication in a more cute way. Such as "ヾ(≧▽≦*)o", "( •̀ ω •́ )✧"(very similar to emoji and very Cute❤).

    And in Symbol panel, there are a lot of mathematical symbols and punctuations wait for you to use them.

How to type Emoji on Apple's macOS operating system

We are familiar to the iOS emoji keyboard on our iPhone or iPad, but it's not easy to find them on iMac or Macbook. Here is the method to type with emojis on any Mac computer.

  • Open an APP, click the typing panel.
  • Use the shortcut key [⌘Control+Command+Space] to open the emoji keyboard.
  • Choose any emoji you like. You can also search the keyword of an emoji to find it.

Click the top-right corner, and you will open the Character Viewer to see more symbols (like some mathematical characters, arrows), settings and emoji options. You can even add an emoji to your favorite and get an easier way to use it.

If you really love emoji so much, you can also add an emoji button to your menu bar. Just open "System Preferences", click "Keyboard", then click the keyboard tab and put a check✅ in the "Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar" box.

If your Apple device has a Touch Bar, you can tap the smiley emoji [😀] in the bar to input emojis just like iPhones.

How to type Emoji on Google's Chromebook

Windows and Mac include emoji support, and so does Google's Chromebooks. You can click the right button of your mouse and find the emoji option to open the emoji keyboard for input. Or if your device is Chrome OS 92, maybe you can try the shortcut key [Search🔍/Launcher key+ Shift + Space] to open the emoji input panel.

As for the touchscreen Chromebook, just like use emoji through Gboard by press the smiley face [😀] on the virtual keyboard.


Have fun with your new emoji typing tricks. If you have more to share, please let us know in comments!