Still half a year away from World Emoji Day (yes, it’s a thing), but I’m overdue an Emoji post, so…
In Windows 10, you can insert an emoji with the flick of key:
Press Windows Key () + . (period) then select emoji or type to filter the displayed selection. For example;
+ . , Q
for 🙋♀️question, 🦆quail, or 🌜quarter moon.
In this, my last post honoring World Emoji Day (promise), I showcase the emojis available with Windows Touch Keyboard.
In addition to the new emojis in GMail, and the hidden emojis in Skype, did you know that you can access emojis using Windows’ on-screen keyboard?
The on-screen keyboard (aka, Touch Keyboard), available to Windows desktop since versions 8, includes emoji characters similar to those used on iPhones and iPads.
Accessing Emojis Using Windows Touch Keyboard
- In Desktop mode, RIGHT+CLICK on the taskbar, point to Toolbars and select Touch Keyboard. The Touch Keyboard icon now appears on the Taskbar.
- Click (or tap, if using a tablet) the Touch Keyboard icon to display an onscreen keyboard.
- Click the emoji key to display emojis.
- Click the desired emoji. That emoji is inserted at the current cursor position.
Press ‘X‘ to close the Touch Keyboard when done.