How To Use Emojis On Mac

Emojis have powered their way into our everyday conversations, adding a burst of color and fun. If you’ve ever wondered how to use emojis on Mac, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we will walk you through the process, step by step.

Accessing the Emoji Keyboard

The first step is to open up the Emoji & Symbols window. This can be accessed by clicking on the Edit menu in the menu bar when you’re in an application that supports text input. Then, click on Emoji & Symbols.

Using Emoji Keyboard Shortcut

Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Control + Command + Space. This shortcut will bring up the Emoji keyboard immediately. To use this, follow the steps below:

    Step 1: Position your cursor in the text field where you want to insert an emoji.
    Step 2: Press the Control(^) + Command(⌘) + Space keys simultaneously.
    Step 3: The Emoji keyboard will pop up. Navigate and choose the emoji you want.
    Step 4: Click on the emoji you want to use to insert it where your cursor is placed.

You can even filter by emoji type or search for a specific one using the search bar at the top of the Emoji keyboard.

Adding Emojis to your Text

To add an emoji to your text, simply click on the emoji in the Emoji keyboard. The emoji will be placed where you last clicked or where your cursor is in the text field. Here is how you can do it:

    Step 1: Open up the Emoji keyboard as mentioned above.
    Step 2: Click on the desired emoji.
    Step 3: The emoji will automatically populate in the text field where your cursor is.


Using emojis on your Mac is easy and fun. They add personality to your messages and can be a great way to express your emotions digitally. So why not start adding some color to your conversations?