How to insert emoji (smilies) from PC using Windows 10

The emojis have always been appreciated by all users. They manage to give that touch of expression to cold phrases that are exchanged via smartphone. Among the various features of Windows 10, there is a rich panel of emojis to use with your computer. This feature is very useful especially when you usually write and send messages with your PC. There are two different ways to insert emojis from a PC with Windows 10.


Enter the emojis with a combination of keys

The first method we recommend is the simplest and fastest method. To open the emoji panel, just press the Windows key and the key at the same time .(dot) on any screen. This shortcut activates the panel with all the emojis available in Windows 10. You can move the window to your liking and close it when you think it’s appropriate.

By default, the emoji panel does not close automatically after inserting a face. This allows you to enter as many emoji you want without having to re-open the panel in question each time. The developers, however, have thought well to give the possibility to automatically close the window every time you insert a smiley face.

To enable or disable this feature, you must follow the following steps:

  1. Open the Settings.
  2. Click on the Devices item.
  3. Move to the Typing section using the left side menu.
  4. Scroll down and click on the Advanced keyboard settings option.
  5. Activate or deactivate the option Do not close the panel automatically after an emoji has been entered.

Once this is done, you can enter all the emojis you want when you write any message with your computer.

Enter the emojis with the virtual keyboard

As an alternative to the combination of keys seen previously, you can take advantage of the Windows virtual keyboard. It allows you to add the same emojis present in the panel completely dedicated to them.

To enable the virtual keyboard, you must click with the right mouse button on the taskbar and click on the Show virtual keyboard button item. Once this is done, a new icon will appear at the bottom right next to the battery indicator. Click on the appearance icon to open the virtual keyboard. At this point, you just have to click on the face on the left side of the space bar to be able to enter all the emoji you want.

We remind you that emoji are simple characters and not image files. For this reason, the graphics of the various emojis sent depends on the operating system used by the recipient.

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