How to Use Emojis From Your Desktop

By now we’ve all seen them. In case you didn’t know what they’re called, emojis are the fun little characters you see in text messages and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Emojis can range from smiley faces, animals, foods, symbols, and much more!

Why Should You Use Them?

So… why should you use emojis? Here at social studio, we love emojis for a couple of reasons. First, emojis are similar to pictures in the way that is grabs attention. News feeds tend to be very text heavy, so posts without any visuals may just get looked over. Using emojis is a quick and easy way to break through the clutter and stand out. Remember, your audience can’t engage with you if they don’t even see you!

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And second, emojis are a great way to show off your online personality! People are interested in connecting with other people, so it’s important to build a unique online personality that makes you seem more human-like. Sometimes it can be hard to convey your personality solely through text, especially on Twitter where you’re limited to 140 characters. Emojis are a fun and easy way to add a little something extra, and with so many options to choose from, the possibilities are endless!

How Do You Use Them?

Okay, now the big question, how can you add emojis to your posts from your desktop? It’s actually quite simple! Just follow these five steps:

  • Emojipedia

Find a third party site that lets you browse and copy emojis from their site. We like Emojipedia.

  • Choose

Browse through their emojis and choose the perfect one for your post! Already have an emoji in mind? No problem! Emojipedia organizes their emojis by categories making it very easy to track that little guy down!

  • Copy

Copy the emoji from the third party site.

  • Paste

Paste the emoji into your post in the desired location.

  • Post

Finally, post that baby! The emoji may look different depending on the platform it’s posted on. You can preview what the emoji looks like for iOS, Android, Windows, and Twitter on Emojipedia.