How To Get Emojis On Mac

Whether you’re typing an email, chatting with your friends, or even writing a blog post, emojis are an integral part of our digital communication nowadays. So, let’s go ahead and learn how to get emojis on your Mac.

Using the Emoji Keyboard

To use emojis on your Mac, you don’t need any special software or apps. Apple has built an emoji keyboard right into the operating system. Here’s how you can access it:

  1. Position your cursor in any text field where you want to insert an emoji.
  2. Press the following keys on your keyboard simultaneously: Control + Command + Space.
  3. An emoji keyboard will pop up. You can scroll through all available emojis and select the one you want.

This method works regardless of the application you’re using. It could be Messages, Mail, Word, or anywhere else you can type text.

Adding Emojis to Your Favorites

If there are certain emojis you use frequently, you can add them to your ‘Favourites’ for quicker access. Here’s how:

  1. Open the emoji keyboard by pressing Control + Command + Space.
  2. Find the emoji you want to add to your favorites.
  3. Right-click on the emoji and choose ‘Add to Favorites’.

These selected emojis will now appear in the ‘Favourites’ section whenever you open the emoji keyboard.

Using Emojis in Folder Names and File Names

Did you know that you can even use emojis in folder names and file names on your Mac? This can be a fun and creative way to categorize your files. Here’s the process:

  1. Select the file or folder you want to rename and press Enter.
  2. Position your cursor where you want to insert the emoji and press Control + Command + Space.
  3. Select your desired emoji from the keyboard.
  4. Press Enter to save the new name.

That’s it! Now you know how to add a touch of personality to your Mac’s file system with emojis.


With this guide, you can now easily use emojis in almost any context on your Mac. So go ahead and start adding more color and emotion to your digital communication. Happy typing! 🎉😃💻