How To Type Emojis On Your Mac

Since its hidden inclusion in iOS 4, Emoji has been a widely used form of communication across iPhones, iPads and iPods. To enable Emoji keyboard on the recent iOS versions, we can simply enable it in keyboard settings. Macs can view them just as fine as those gadgets do, but how do you type them on a Mac when there is no such language in its keyboard settings?

  1. Launch System Preferences, and navigate to “Keyboard”.
  2. Tick “Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar”.
  3. Now click on your menu bar’s language and keyboard settings, you should be able to see the below option. Click on it.
  4. Navigate to “Emoji” and you should be able to see all the emoji icons in there. Drag them to a text field to type them!

So basically this is how you can type Emoji on a Mac. Apple made it slightly more difficult to uncover the settings but thankfully it can be enabled easily. Hope you enjoy our short guide here.

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