Windows 10 has a secret emoji picker that can be used to type emoji in any application, including desktop programs like Google Chrome. It is accessible by pressing a keyboard shortcut combination. Meanwhile, Emojis can be extremely useful to express emotion and helping you to get your point across when communicating with others. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to get or type emojis on a laptop in Windows 10.
In the meantime, we are accustomed to typing or use emojis when it comes to using smartphones (Android & iOS) as there’s a dedicated feature or option available on 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.
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 Get Emojis on Laptop in Windows 10
If you wonder how to use emoji on a Windows PC/laptop? It’s very fun and fascinating to use emoji to express emotions. Start with Anniversary Update, Windows 10 introduces emoji native support and you can use it with your keyboard or touch screen. In this guide, we’ll show you two easy ways to access emoji on Windows 10 PC and laptop.
Method 1: Type Emoji on Windows PC Using Keyboard Shortcut
Step 1. Place the cursor in any text field that you would like to insert an emoji. This could be a Microsoft Word, Chatting apps, or Notepad app.
Step 2. Press the (WIN+.) or (WIN+😉 simultaneously, doing so will open the emoji picker.
Step 3. Just click the emoji in the window that pops up to insert it. The panel also remembers your most-recently-used emoji and presents them at the top of the list.
Step 4. 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.
Depending on the application, either you will see the same full-color emoji as you see in the panel (in Chrome, for example), or you will see a smaller black-and-white emoji character (in Notepad, for instance).
Method 2. Get Emojis on Laptop in Windows 10 via Touch Keyboard Button
The Windows 10 touch keyboard also has emoji support, so you can type emoji if you use the app keyboard on the touch screen. On other modern mobile devices, such as iPhones, Android phones, and iPads, this functions much like typing emoji using the keyboard.
Step 1. Right-click on the taskbar and select the Show touch keyboard button.
Step 2. Now, you will see the keyboard icon on the system tray. Just click that icon to open the touch keyboard.
Step 3. Click the Emojis icon next to the space bar.
Step 4. Select any emoji that you want to use.
These were the 2 different methods to get and type emojis on a laptop or PC in Windows 10. You can either use the touch keyboard button to get emojis or simply use keyboard shortcuts to access the emoji picker.