Emojis have been available on OS X for a while now, and MacBook users have been using them in most texting apps like emails, text messages, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and all social media in general. Some people also claim it can also be used on YouTube videos which is quite possible.
Furthermore, emojis gradual improvement is making online communication so fun on social media. It also allows users to express their feelings with emojis so people can understand them better. However, so many new MacBook users do not know how to get or use emojis Tom their computers. This article explains how to get and use new emojis on MacBook with ease.
Note: Emojis are approved and updated by the Unicode Consortium. After you agree and approve emojis on your MacBook, a generated code will be added to your Computer System Update (macOS, iOS, etc.).
How to Get and Use New Emojis on MacBook
To get new emojis on your MacBook, follow the below steps and get it done in a few steps:
How to Get Emojis on MacBook
- Visit the Macmoji GitHub repo on your computer, then select and download the emojis on your Mac.
- Locate and click on the “download or clone” button on your right hand.
- Then, tap “Download Zip” to begin the download.
- Now, extract the downloaded ZIP content on your Mac.
- Make your way into your PC “System Preferences” and choose “Keyboard,” then select “Text.”
- Open the ZIP file containing the ZIP file’s extracted contents and drag the emoji substitutions list file into the text substitutions field.
How to use emojis on the Mac
Once you’ve got the emojis on your computer, it’s quite easy to use whenever you’re texting. Follow the below steps to see how you can make use of it:
- First, position the cursor in any text field you’d like to insert an emoji.
- Push the “Command and Control” keys together on your keyboard.
- Then tap the spacebar.
- In the sidebar on the left side of the Character window, locate and choose Emojis.
- From the categories of “Smileys & People”, “Symbols”, “Activity”, “Travel & Places”, “Flags” and “Objects”.
- Double-click on the emoji you’d like to use, and it’ll be inserted into your target position.
How to get new Emojis on Mac, if they are not available in updates
- Visit the Unicode Consortium website.
- Choose your needed or desired symbol.
- Press the “Shift + Cmd + 4” keys on your keyboard, and your cursor will turn into a cross.
- Now, choose your desired emoji, and you’ll notice a screenshot of it has been automatically taken and saved on the desktop.
- Use the (“Cmd + C”) key to copy the emoji and paste it into the text using the (“Cmd + V”) keys.
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