4 ways to open the emoji panel on your laptop (Macbook and Windows)

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It’s a gradual improvement with desktop environments now that some interesting features are being shifted there. Recently you couldn’t use emojis while typing in a desktop environment just because they were not supported.

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However, with the new changes, you are now able to use that favorite emoji from the emoji panel on Windows (10/8) and MacBook.

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In this article, we shall expound more on how you can open the emoji panel in Windows 10, how you can use the emoji panel MacBook shortcut, and how to install more interesting emoji that you will need for your Facebook or Twitter chats and comments. Follow the step below and share with us any more in the comments section.

Below are 4 alternatives for using emoji panel on desktop/laptop

1. Use the keyboard shortcut

– For Windows 10

Hold down the Windows key + (full stop) or Windows key + (semi colon)

NOTE: Windows 8 doesn’t have an emoji panel shortcut, however, you can follow the steps in the next option below to get an on-screen emoji panel on your Windows 8.

– For MacBook

Press the Command (⌘) + Control (Ctrl) + Space at once.

2. Use Touch keyboard

For Windows 8

To use the Touch keyboard in Windows 10 and 8 for emoji, follow the steps below;

  • Go to your Windows taskbar and right-click on it (or search for taskbar settings from the Windows Start button).
  • After, choose the Toolbar option at the top of the menu that appears.
  • Then choose Touch Keyboard.
  • Click on the Touch Keyboard icon in the taskbar in the bottom right corner of your taskbar. This will pop the on-screen keyboard on your laptop.
  • In the lower-left section of the keyboard, choose the smiley key.
  • After that, you can select the target emoji to include in the text field.

For Windows 10

  • Go to your Windows taskbar and right-click on it (or search for taskbar settings at the Windows Start button)
  • After, choose Toolbar from the cascading menu that appears.
  • Then choose Touch Keyboard.
  • Select the Touch Keyboard icon in the taskbar.
  • In the lower-left section of the keyboard, choose the smiley key.
  • After that, you can select the target emoji to include in the text field.

– For MacBook

On your MacBook:

  • Select the Apple   menu option in the top left corner
  • Choose System Preferences
  • Click the Accessibility option
  • Select Keyboard on the list
  • After, select the Enable Accessibility keyboard option

The latest MacBook Pro comes with a dedicated touch screen which can preview emojis, follow these steps to activate them.

3. Use Google Chrome Extensions

  • In this method, you will need to download and install the emoji keyboard extension from the Google Chrome Webstore.
  • This will add an emoji icon on the upper right corner of your Chrome browser screen.
  • Select it before typing anything.
  • Now you can type the text of your preference and include the emoji characters of your interest. After that, select “copy Message”
  • Right-click in the text section and select paste (Simple hold down Ctrl + V) to paste the emoji message in the text field.

4. Copy and paste from any Website

There are websites on the internet that provide the very latest emoji versions that you may need. This is the easiest although not convenient since it would need you to copy and paste all the time you need an emoji. To do this;

  • Go to google and search online emoji keyboard. You’ll get a list of emoji keyboards
  • Choose from this list, and on your keyboard, you can click on the emojis you want to copy.
  • Open the text field either where you want to use the emojis and paste the emojis there.

A good example is the coolsymbols online emoji keyboard.

You have the freedom to use any of the methods listed in this article, go explore world of emojis with your emoji panel.