How to Type Emoji on Mac OS X El Capitan or Yosemite

Emoticons are used to express emotions and feelings, and to spice up discussions. This article explains how to type emoji on Mac OS X El Capitan or Yosemite:

No doubt, you can just write down all your emails, tweets, and other messages in plain old text, but this doesn’t really sound fun at all. These days, conversations can not be considered complete if there’s no use of emoticons (or emoji). And it’s all that much fair and reasonable to use them. After all, emoji not just help in expressing emotions and feelings in a superior manner, but also give fascinating and enjoyable mood to your flat discussions.

Using emoji on an iPhone is easy, but some users get confused when it comes to accessing and using emoji on their Mac. So, we’ve got an easy guide to help you begin with turning into an emoji expert. Get ready for some fun!

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How to Quickly Type Emoji on Mac OS X El Capitan or Yosemite

Apple has recently added a number of enhancements, for example, it offers emoticons incorporated with Mac. However, the procedure of getting there isn’t all that much open. So, here’s how to bring a smile to your Mac.

Step #1. First get a place to insert an emoji. This can be any text field.

Step #2. On your keyboard, press the Command and Control keys followed by the space bar.

Access Emojis on Mac OS X Yosemite

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Step #3. This shows up the Characters palette, where you’re required to click on the Emoji icon in the sidebar.Type Emojis on Mac OS X YosemiteStep #4. Click on any emoji and it’ll be inserted to your text filed.

Step #5. Once done, click on the red circle in the upper left hand corner of the Characters palette to make it disappear.

Watch out to quickly type Emoji on Mac with keyboard shortcuts:

Apple offers emoji from several categories: People, Nature, Food & Drink, Celebration, Activity, Travel & Places, and Objects & Symbols.

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These little Japanese graphics can express anything from joy to jet lag, and that’s why I need them right before my eyes. So, for quick access, you can also add the Characters palette to your menu bar. Simply open up the Keyboard system preference and check the box to “Show Keyboard & Characters Viewer in a menu bar.”

Once you’ve used an emoji, it shows up in the list of your recently used icons. You can also utilize the search field to find emoji you’d like to use. Give it a try with “dog” or “poo” or “kiss.”

If you use emoji with any regularity, you’ll find yourself going back to again and again. And honestly, this works like a revolution. I just sent 100 of them. Would you believe? Leave a comment below and I’ll show you how!

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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