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How to activate emojis on Windows and Mac computers

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Enable emojis on Windows and Mac. (photo: AppleInsider)

Everybody knows the emoji. They’re in instant messages, posts on social networksvideos of Youtube either TikTokWe even see them in advertisements, on billboards and on television.

Emojis help people to communicate and express themselves differently. Or sometimes they are a way to break the ice and have fun.

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In any case, emojis of iPhone either Android. But you can also find emojis in Mac and in Windows. You just need to search for or enable them.

An advantage of emojis is that they can be placed in any text. In addition to using them in messages, you can add one or more to text documents, presentations, or write emojis in Windows spreadsheets. You can even name files and folders using emojis.

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Finally, TechMarkup will show a complete guide to know how emojis are used when typing on Mac and Windows, so that they can be inserted while typing with the same speed and ease as on a smartphone.

Of course, it is not practical to overuse emojis because later on, after a while, you may not remember what the emojis you put in that group mean or what you mean by them in the context of that context.

This is how emojis can be activated in Windows

Windows 10 What Windows 11 allows you to insert emojis into your text very easily, no matter the app or the use to which they are put. In addition, nothing needs to be configured or modified.

Simply press the appropriate keys and a box with an emoji will appear on the screen. Of course, Windows has its own emojis, independent of what can be found in Facebook, Instagram either WhatsApp.

Activate emojis in Windows. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)
Activate emojis in Windows. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)

So if you want to add emojis in Windows to any text field in Windows 10 or Windows 11, all you have to do is press the windows key Y the dot key.

With these two keys the emoji keyboard will be activated. The virtual keyboard is compatible with any application. Once enabled, you just have to select the emoji you want to insert and it will appear where you have the input cursor. It’s very simple.

To search for emojis, you can browse the categories that will be seen at the bottom of the emoji keyboard. Among the categories, there is one in which it will be appreciated which emojis are used frequently.

And finally, there is an emoji search tool to find one based on the name of the emoji. The problem is that you don’t always know the name of that emoji you’re looking for.

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Activate emojis in Windows. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)
Activate emojis in Windows. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)

This is how you can activate emojis on Mac

If you have a Mac with macOS installed, emojis can also be used on the Mac. They can be added to documents, messages, and anywhere that involves text.

Also, emojis on Mac integrate with any apps that have been installed or reinstalled. exactly on the menu Edit of any application you will find emojis.

Activate emojis on Mac. (photo: El Español)
Activate emojis on Mac. (photo: El Español)

There are two ways to activate the emoji window or the character viewer window. This small application, built into macOS, is used to write emojis, as well as symbols, accented letters and characters from other languages ​​that you would hardly see on your keyboard. For example, there are symbols that will be very useful in math or science texts.

To use emojis on Mac, you can do two things:

– The first, in the application in which you will use them, go to the menu Edit > Emojis and symbols. The Character Viewer tool will open. just touch emoji and scroll through the categories. As they are used, a category will go down in history.

Activate emojis on Mac. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)
Activate emojis on Mac. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)

– Another way to see emojis on Mac is to press the arrow keys. Function and the E key (for Emoji).

Activate emojis on Mac. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)
Activate emojis on Mac. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)

How to use emojis on Mac? Clicking on one will display it in a larger size in the character viewer. And if it is double tapped, it will appear in the app that is being typed. They may be messaging apps, emailssocial networks, text documents, etc.

To see the emojis more clearly, you can click on the icon Expand/Collapse in the upper right corner of the character viewer. When minimized, the window will be smaller and will only show emojis.

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