I guess most of you would have figured it out by now but for those who don’t know, here’s a way to spice up your iMessages or even add some funny emojis to your notes and reminders and emails.
The iPhone comes with a set of emoji icons that you can access right from your keyboard. And that means you can send those funny, interesting and beautifully-crafted Emoji icons to your friends via iMessage or email or Whatsapp or whatever service you use.
In Android, Whatsapp made use of these new emojis and made them quite popular (well, if these were popular even before that, I am to be forgiven for the lapse).
So, if your friend is bugging you on Whatsapp with these emojis and you’re still trying to figure out how to get them on your keypad.
- Go to Settings
- Tap on General
- Scroll down and tap on Keyboard
- Now tap on Keyboards
- Tap on Add New Keyboard
- Scroll down and choose Emoji
Now, in order to use the Emoji, you have to do this:
- Tap the globe icon when you see the keypad
- If you’ve got multiple keypads enabled (for instance, three or four), you have to tap it as many number of times as it would take to get to Emoji keypad
- Once done with Emoji, just tap on the globe icon again to return to the normal keypad
While the whole thing works just like that, you can’t tweak stuff here to add more emoticons to the emoji keyboard. Make sure you check the whole thing: you can swipe to scroll through a list of emojis and you can tap on the tabs for different collections of emojis.
You can use the emojis almost everywhere. I mean, wherever there’s going to be the keypad and typing, you can switch to the emoji keypad.
You may want to checkout how to type emoji faster on your iOS device!