How to enable and use Emoji on Windows 10 β˜ΊπŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

Emoji is everywhere and getting bigger – in terms of number of emoji characters available and in terms of number of emoji characters being sent world-wide in a day – today it reached billions numbers of emoji sent daily. Also today, emoji even has different color skin tone where 6 different skin tones is available for selection: Β β– , 🏻, 🏼, 🏽, 🏾, 🏿.
Sample of Emoji with 6 different skin tones – Courtesy of Wikipedia.org
Boy Emoji πŸ‘¦ πŸ‘¦πŸ» πŸ‘¦πŸΌ πŸ‘¦πŸ½ πŸ‘¦πŸΎ πŸ‘¦πŸΏ
Girl Emoji πŸ‘§ πŸ‘§πŸ» πŸ‘§πŸΌ πŸ‘§πŸ½ πŸ‘§πŸΎ πŸ‘§πŸΏ
Man Emoji πŸ‘¨ πŸ‘¨πŸ» πŸ‘¨πŸΌ πŸ‘¨πŸ½ πŸ‘¨πŸΎ πŸ‘¨πŸΏ
Woman Emoji πŸ‘© πŸ‘©πŸ» πŸ‘©πŸΌ πŸ‘©πŸ½ πŸ‘©πŸΎ πŸ‘©πŸΏ

 

Windows was lagging behind but catching up now

While mobile devices such as smartphone and tablets has long incorporated emoji to their system, however desktop OS like Windows, incorporated emoji only during the released of Windows 8 (and subsequently Microsoft is providing update for Windows 7 to support emoji as well). And today it’s also available on Windows 10. However only small amount of people know how and where to use emoji from their Windows computer.

 


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Here’s how to enable and use Emoji in Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7

Emoji in Windows 10 is hiding in plain sight. They are available through Windows On-Screen Keyboard Smiley key.

1. Enable the On-Screen Keyboard. At the bottom right corner of the screen, Β look for keyboard icon.

Enable Emoji on Windows 10 jilaxzone.com Find Keyboard icon
Enable Emoji on Windows 10: Find Keyboard icon

2. Tap/click on the Keyboard icon to bring up the On-Screen keyboard.

Enable Emoji on Windows 10 jilaxzone.com On-Screen Keyboard Smiley Key
Enable Emoji on Windows 10: On-Screen Keyboard Smiley Key

3. Tap/click on the Smiley key to switch from QWERTY keyboard to keyboard full of emoji characters. It will show you keyboard layout full of emoji. Tap/click on any key highlighted within red square box (see below picture) to reveal and use even more emoji.

Enable Emoji on Windows 10 jilaxzone.com Emoji Keyboard
Enable Emoji on Windows 10: Emoji Characters!

 

Summary

Whether you are chatting with friends, writing articles/blogs, commenting someone else’s tweets/Instagram/Facebook, now you can easily get more expressive using Emoji directly from your Windows computer.

 


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