How do I add emojis to my post?

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Adding emojis on a Mac

OS X has a built-in emoji keyboard, which makes it easy to find and add emojis to your posts.

  1. Place your cursor in your post text, where you want to add the emoji.
  2. Hold down the Command and Control keys, and press the Space bar (Cmd-Ctrl-Space). This will launch the emoji palette.
  3. The emojis are organised in sections, with your most frequently used emojis shown first.
  4. If you can’t see the emojis clearly, click on the icon at the top right to toggle into a more detailed view – the ⚙ icon at the top left lets you enlarge the emojis.
  5. Click on an emoji, and it will be added to your post text.

Tip: You can also search for an emoji by term (e.g. “heart”) ❤

Bonus Tip: You can also add the Characters palette to your Menu bar if you prefer to click instead of remembering the shortcut.

Adding emojis on Windows (8/10)

Windows 10 has a built-in emoji keyboard, which makes it easy to find and add emojis to your posts.

  1. Place your cursor in your post text, where you want to add the emoji.
  2. Hold down the Windows and semi-colon keys ( Win + ; ). This will launch the emoji palette.
  3. The emojis are organised in sections, with your most frequently used emojis shown first.
  4. Click on an emoji, and it will be added to your post text.

Tip: You can also search for an emoji by term (e.g. “heart”) ❤ using the search icon

If that doesn't work, you can try to enable the touch keyboard (if it’s not already enabled). Here’s how:

  1. From your desktop, right-click on the Taskbar.
  2. In “Toolbars” select the “Touch Keyboard” option to enable the Touch Keyboard button.
  3. Click the new “Touch Keyboard” icon that is now in your system tray.
  4. From the on-screen keyboard, click the smiley face button next to the spacebar.
  5. Click on an emoji, and it will be added to your post text.

Adding emojis on older Windows (XP/Vista/7)

Windows only added emoji support in Windows 8 and above.

For older versions of Windows, you can copy-paste emojis from the links below.

Copying emojis from the Web

You can visit any of these websites to find emojis, which you can copy and paste into your text.

http://getemoji.com/ or http://classic.getemoji.com/

http://www.iemoji.com/

http://emojicopy.com/

Emoji styles

Remember that each platform will display emojis slightly differently, and some older platforms may not be able to show all emojis.

Use the official Unicode cheat sheet for how emojis are displayed on Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and different phones etc:  http://unicode.org/emoji/charts-beta/full-emoji-list.html

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