How To Open Emoji Keyboard on Windows 10

Windows 10 has built-in emoji keyboard which makes it easy to use any emoji you want. Here’s how to open emoji keyboard on Windows 10.

Emojis are everywhere. Windows 10 is no different. Along with several different features, Microsoft is working hard to add new emojis to every new Windows 10 release. No matter where you are in Windows 10, you easily open the Emoji keyboard and type the emoji of your choice in any text field. However, if you have ever tried to open the emoji panel you might have seen that there is no visible way to launch it.

In fact, you cannot even search for it in the Start menu. If you try to search for the Emoji keyboard in the start menu, all you will see is “Emoji panel settings.” As you can tell from the name, the Settings panel lets you configure or change the emoji keyboard behavior on Windows 10.

The good thing is, it is very easy to open the Emoji keyboard in Windows 10. In this quick and simple Windows 10 guide, let me show you how to open the emoji keyboard on Windows 10 with a keyboard shortcut.

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Open Emoji Keyboard with Shortcut

To open the emoji keyboard on Windows 10, press the “Windows Key + .” keyboard shortcut. Put it simply, hold down the Windows or Start key and press the “.” (period) key on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can also use the “Windows key + ;” keyboard shortcut too. As soon as you press the keyboard shortcut, the emoji keyboard will open. You can double-click on any emoji to use it.

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Provided that the cursor is active in an input field or text entry area, like the browser’s address bar, the emoji will automatically appear in that field. If cannot first the emoji you are looking for, simply start typing text field and the emoji keyboard will show appropriate emojis. For example, if you are looking for celebration emoji, just type the word celebration and the emoji keyboard will show the appropriate emojis.

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Since there are several different categories of emojis, you can move between them by clicking on the emoji icons appearing at the bottom navigation bar.

That is all there is to do and it is that simple to open emoji panel on Windows 10.

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3 thoughts on “How To Open Emoji Keyboard on Windows 10”

  1. this was very helpful. when it means by “WIN” it means press the start button on your keyboard. it looks like four little squares

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