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How to insert Emoji in Word in different methods

Emoji are smileys or graphic symbols that can be used in digital documents and electronic messages. Microsoft Word does not have the Emoji Keyboard inserted by default, which means you have to install it yourself. It is easy to install Emoji for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote. It is also possible to insert an emoji in PowerPoint or Word by using shortcuts. This article will teach you how to insert Emoji in Word in different methods.

Method 1: How to insert Emoji in Word document

You can add an emoji into your electronic document without installing anything in Microsoft Office. The fastest way to insert an emoji is to type symbols that will convert to an emoji. Unfortunately, this is only available for a few emojis in Word, as Microsoft has stated. You can also insert an emoji in PowerPoint using these shortcuts.

Remember that you have to type these symbols to get an emoji in your document. It will not work if you copy the symbols and paste them into your Word document.

how to install emoji in Word

Method 2: Open Emoji Picker

If you have Windows 10, then you can open the Emoji Picker in PowerPoint. You can also open it in Word or OneNote in two ways:

  • Windows logo key + .
  • Windows logo key + ;

By using these shortcuts on your keyboard, the Emoji Picker will instantly open in your document. This method’s benefit is that there is a large selection of Emoji available without any installation needed. Once you open it by using the shortcut, you will see the most recently used.

Emoji picker open in PowerPoint

How to insert an emoji in Word

It is effortless to insert an emoji when using the Emoji Picker. Click on any Emoji you like, and it will automatically be inserted into your PowerPoint document. You can also click on the different categories underneath to see the other Emoji.

If you want to search for a specific Emoji, you can type what you are looking for in your document.

  • Open the Emoji Picker in your document.
  • Type what you are looking for, e.g., flower.
  • If you want to insert the first emoji flower, then press ENTER on your keyboard.
  • Or use the scroll down and up with your mouse and click on the Emoji to insert it.
  • Or use the arrow keys on your keyboard and click on the Emoji to insert it.

insert flower emoji

Once you insert the emoji flower into your document, you can change the size of it. To make it larger, select the emoji and change the font size. In the below example, you can see how to make one of the flowers a font size 48.

make flower font size larger

Method 3: Install Emoji Keyboard in Word or PowerPoint

If you can’t see the Emoji icon in your ribbon, it means that you have not installed it from the Office Store. Don’t worry, because it is doable in a few steps. First, go to Insert at the top of your Word document > Then click on Get Add-ins.

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A new box called Office Add-ins opens op.

  1. You have to be in the STORE section.
  2. Then type emoji in the search section and click on the magnifier or press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Now the Emoji Keyboard appears on your suggestions > Click on Add.

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A new box opens in the middle, where you have to click on Continue. Now you have successfully installed the Emoji Keyboard. You will see the icon Emoji Keyboard in your ribbon under Insert.

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How to insert an emoji using Emoji Keyboard

Once you install the Emoji Keyboard in Microsoft Word, you can find it under the Insert tab at the top of your document. Click on Emoji Keyboard, and a new pane on the right of the document opens.

  • There are eight different categories at the top, with over 1300 emoji.
  • At the top of the pane, there is also a keyword search bar.
  • It also offers different skin tones for more than 80 emoji in the Smiley & People and Activity categories.
  • You can insert an emoji as text or in various sizes, ranging from XS to XXL.

Insert an emoji by clicking on one of them or using your arrows on your keyboard and pressing ENTER or Spacebar afterward.

how to install emoji in word

Remove Emoji Keyboard

You can always remove the Emoji Keyboard from your ribbon in a few steps.

  • Right-click on the Emoji icon in your ribbon.
  • Now select Remove Add-in.

Remove and delete from ribbon

Then the Remove Add-in warning box appears on your document, where you have to click on Yes. It automatically removes the add-in from your device.

how to install emoji in Word

Method 4: Open the Windows touch keyboard

If you have Windows 10, 8.1/8, then you can use the built-in tool called touch keyboard. You can open it to insert an emoji in a Word document.

Right-click on the Windows taskbar > Tick on Show touch keyboard button.

Now, you can see the touch keyboard icon on the taskbar. Select the touch keyboard icon on the taskbar to open it.

open windows touch keyboard

If you are in your Word document, you can open the touch keyboard. Then select the emoji icon on the touch keyboard. You can simply close the touch keyboard by clicking on the X in the right top corner.

how to install emoji in powerpoint

Once you click on the emoji icon in the touch keyboard, it will open all the Emoji. You can click on different categories, so we have selected the food category in the below example. You have to scroll to the left and right to see more emojis. Click on one emoji to insert it into your document, PowerPoint or OneNote.

how to install emoji in word

Conclusion

Now you have learned how to insert Emoji in Word in different methods. You can always insert an emoji into PowerPoint, Word, or OneNote by using shortcuts. It is easy to follow the steps to install the Emoji Keyboard in Microsoft Word. Another method is to open the Emoji Picker in your document or the touch keyboard in Windows.

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