MacMost Now 777: Emoji Characters For iOS and Mac

You can type Emoji characters on your iPhone, iPad or Mac and add them to your text messages, email messages or documents. Emoji characters are color characters with small images like smiling faces, map symbols, hearts, and so on. On the iPhone and iPad you need to enable the Emoji keyboard to easily type these. On the Mac, you need to turn on your character viewer.

Comments: 12 Responses to “MacMost Now 777: Emoji Characters For iOS and Mac”

    Kendall
    7 years ago

    Is there a way to assign a keyboard command to quickly bring up the characters pallet?

      7 years ago

      You can’t. But in some applications, like TextEdit, you can use Command+Option+T to bring it up. And in others, like Safari, you can get to it in Edit, Special Characters — so perhaps you can assign a keyboard shortcut to that in System Preferences that is specific to that app.

      Paul
      7 years ago

      I copy and store my smileys and symbols in a draft file in my email

    Peter
    7 years ago

    Thanks for this tip it works fine on my ipad. But, on my imac in pages the character viewer will type everything listed apart from emoji it will however type the emoji into emails can you give me an explanation as to why the emoji will not go into pages.

      7 years ago

      Right. Pages does not support this special character set. Hopefully one day it will. I think the same is true for Microsoft Word.

    Shirley Allan
    7 years ago

    I found that the Emoji in color will not work in Pages, though the other older Character Viewer images in black e.g., dingbats will. Is this true for you?

    SJ Allan

    Peter
    7 years ago

    Oddly, it works fine in text edit. So if you wish to use any of the emoji characters in a pages document, you can then take screen shot of characters and drag that off the desk top into pages , but you can’t copy and paste them from one to the other.

    Lisa Wilen
    7 years ago

    I added Emoji keyboard on my iPad and now it won’t let me Send any messages. I removed it and just have English keyboard and I still cannot send any messages. Can you help me figure out why?

      Lisa Wilen
      7 years ago

      Never mind. I figured it out that I was typing on the line that says Subject, but there is another line below that you are supposed to type in instead in order to get the Send button active.

    alison wright
    7 years ago

    Thanks Gary. I eventually sussed out that I had to watch the video! Having done so, I was frustrated that I had no icon in top right menu bar to access characters. I did a little rummaging around in Sys.Pref.;Lang.Txt.; and Input Source to discover a tick box at the bottom to “show input menu in menu bar”. Thus ✅ I am happily able to add all sorts of childish adornments to my script.👍Hooray!🍻

    LL
    7 years ago

    Hi, i tried this on my mac on facebook status line and facebook msg, but it does’t work.

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