As you all know that a picture speaks a thousand words and the same goes for Emojis. Emojis can be extremely useful to express emotion and helping you to get your point across when communicating with others. So, in this guide, you’ll learn how to get and type emojis in Windows 10 in 2 different methods.
Meanwhile, it’s easy to type or use emojis when it comes to using smartphones (Android & iOS) as there’s a dedicated feature or option available in a smartphone keyboard. However, when it comes to Windows 10, there’s a hidden emojis feature available right under your fingertips and you’ve no idea about it.
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What is an Emoji?
Emoji is a Japanese word used as pictorial communication in electronic messaging on cell phones and web pages to represents a form of ideogram.
Meanwhile, The term emoji is a contraction derived from the kanji for “picture” and “character” and can be translated roughly as “pictographic.” The word “emoticon” should be not mistaken for emoji. While Emoticon refers to an emotion or face-expression typographic, Emoji are real images used, among other things, to express emotions, facial words, movement, objects, and animals. Click here to know more about Emoji and Emoticon.
How to Type or Get Emojis on Windows 10
It is very fun and fascinating to use emojis to express emotions. Start with the Anniversary Update, Windows 10 adds emoji native support and you can use it with your keyboard or touch screen.
In this guide, I will show you 2 methods to type emojis in Windows 10. So, without further ado let’s dive in:
Method 1. Get Emojis on Windows 10 using Touch Keyboard Button
Windows 10’s touch keyboard also has emoji support, so you can type emoji if you’re using the software keyboard on a touch screen. This works just like typing emoji using the keyboard on other modern mobile devices, like iPhones, Android phones, and iPads.
Step 1. Right-click on the Taskbar and select the Show touch keyboard button. When selected, a tick mark icon will appear next to it.
Step 2. Now, you can see a keyboard icon at the bottom right-hand of the screen. Click that icon to open the touch keyboard.
Step 3. Click the emoji icon next to the spacebar and the alphabetical keys will convert into the emoji keyboard.
Step 4. Now, open any text editor app like Word, WordPad, or any social media app and insert any emojis you’d like to use.
Method 2. Type Emojis using Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows 10 has a hidden emoji picker that can be used to type emoji in any application, including desktop programs like Google Chrome. By pressing a keyboard shortcut combination, it’s available.
Step 1. Press Windows key + . (Dot) or Windows Key + ; (Semicolon). Using both keyboard shortcuts will bring up emoji picker in Windows 10.
Step 2. There are different categories of emojis to pick from.
Step 3. Click on any emoji and it will be inserted to your text editor app immediately.
You can also click the magnifying glass button at the bottom left corner of the emoji panel, and then type to search for an emoji. Once you are done, tap or click the “abc” button to go back to the standard alphabetical keyboard.
That’s it. These were the 2 different methods to get and type emojis in Windows 10. You can either use the touch keyboard button to get emojis or simply use keyboard shortcuts to access the emoji picker.