Using Emoji is easy for your phone and just as easy on your Mac. Add an emoji viewer to your Mac's menu bar to access emoji, icons, and more with just a few clicks.
Macs support emoji as well as iPhones and iPads. You can open an Emoji window from anywhere by pressing Ctrl + Command + Spacebar, but this larger emoji viewer makes the entire Emoji catalog on your Mac much more manageable.
Of all the different ways to insert emoji, this is the simplest. Emoji is just two clicks away, and as a bonus, other icons are also available. Whether you want to insert © the symbol Ω or just a cheeky character 🙊, you can do it all in no time by following this guide.
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Adding an Emoji Viewer to the Menu Bar
By default, this option does not appear on the menu bar of your Mac. However, you only need to activate it once
Click the Apple logo at the top of the screen, and then click the System Preferences button.
. Then click on the "Keyboard" settings window.
Click the Keyboard tab and check Show Keyboard and Emoji Viewer Show menu bar check box.
If this option is enabled, a new button appears in your menu bar.
Using the Emoji Viewer
With the text box open, click the menu item of the Emoji Viewer menu bar, and then click the Show Emoji & Icons option.
The Emoji and Symbol Viewer will be displayed. You can either search all emoji and symbols or search for the emoji you want. If you have it, double-click on it to insert it.
If an emoji is inserted, you can close the emoji viewer. If you need it again, it will still be in the menu bar.
You can also add an emoji as a favorite by clicking "Add to Favorites". It is always available for quick access. Even if you do not have preferred emojis, you will find the most commonly used in the Common section. That's convenience at its best.
How to Organize the Menu Bar
The menu bar on your Mac can quickly become cluttered, making it difficult to find things when you need them. And you just added another article.
The good news is that you can rearrange your entire menu bar to fit your needs perfectly. You can move the emoji viewer – or almost everything else in the menu bar – anywhere.
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