For the last time in Aging with Geekitude, Erica explored the pros and cons of Mac and PC (look at it). This week she is on an emoji adventure.
Do you remember when a smiley was 🙂 and a frown was : – [?
That was as far as I've ever had with keyboard emoticons – the Way you do it by punctuation marks – because I could not remember what kind of wink or tongue stick out – Plus they're sideways, which is annoying – if anything is funny, I still write "That's really funny "or" that's just terrible. "Sometimes even
But lately I've discovered that these old keyboard emoticons have morphed into emoji ̵
So, how are you? are you doing emoji?
It turns out that almost all mobile devices, programs, and platforms now feature skilful cartoon emoticons. Even Facebook, which is congenially behind the times, has added it. When you type 🙂 in Microsoft Word, it is automatically converted to its emoji equivalent, .
Here are some tips and tricks I learned for creative emoji. Try them – you could impress your kids and sweet-tolerant friends.
How to Make Emoji on Facebook
Facebook has recently made its emoji selection much funnier, with options to add feelings or activities to your status. You can also add animated stickers to the comments. Some Are Very Smart
On Your Status Click on the smiley icon next to the camera to find a whole range of options for what you are doing or feeling. Clicking on "Feeling" will give you options like "blessed" or "exhausted" or "pissed off" or even "old". When you click on "Search for" you get a selection like "a job", "a cake" It's a partner in crime, "" dinosaurs. "It's a lot of fun figuring out what to do it does not work for anything. "I assume they assume that if you're on Facebook it does not work – unless you're me.
In a comment Even more fun: Click on the Smiley, to get a bunch of illustrations like Snoopys, Smileys or Cats, and definitely try the character + for a bunch of sticker collections, some animated.I got one from a girl and a cat who has been dancing My friends were impressed.
To add a sticker pack to your emoji, select the "Free" button below the one you want, they are all great IMHO. (You know what that means now, right?)
How to E Making Moji in Gmail
If you use Gmail, you know that graphics options are not its strength – but wait! Some time ago, Gmail added a whole bunch of other smileys, some of which were animated. ]
To find them, move the mouse pointer to the right of the Send button and click on the smiley face, that appears. Scroll through the faces and objects and click on anyone who speaks to you to add to your email.
How to Make Emoji on an Android Tablet or Phone
Android tablets and phones have almost too many ways to get emoji. If you're using Android 4.4 – the latest version – on your tablet or smartphone, your default keyboard will come with a wide selection. I like those who come with my Samsung keyboard.
If you have an earlier version of Android or want more options, you can download a keyboard with Emoji from Google Play. I tried a couple. The largest and most popular is the ai.type keyboard. My daughter loves it, but I found it nightmarishly complicated. Then I tried the TouchPal, which is easy to use. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…39&Itemid=32 In the end, I went back to my familiar Samsung keyboard, which worked best for me like.
Go to Google Play to download keyboards Then find the keyboard in your app list and enable it. Then go to Settings> Controls> Language and enter the keyboard you want to use.
How to Create Emoji on an iPad or iPhone
iPads and iPhones have their own built-in emoji keyboards. To enable your iOS emoji keyboard:
- Open the iPad Settings app
- Select General> Keyboard> Keyboards
- Tap Add New Keyboard
- Scroll down and tap Emoji to add the emoji keyboard
That was & # 39; s! Just tap the globe icon on your keyboard in Email, iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, and other apps to switch to the emoji keyboard.
You can also download Emoji apps from the App Store. Try Emoji Free for an unusual selection of very cute animated, along with holiday emoji, cats and dogs, and more (downside: you have to be between this app and whatever you are in – email, iMessage, etc at your desired to copy emoji over)
Use Emoji or smileys in emails or facebook? Do you send them only to your children or to friends?
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Erica Manfred is a journalist, essayist and humorist who writes everything from dentistry to divorce and fantasy fiction. Friend her on Facebook.