How To Add Emojis To Text Messages

How To Add Emojis To Text Messages

Emoticons are the little icons created from punctuation and symbol keys and are inserted into text to indicate your mood or intention. Most desktop computer programs automatically convert symbols to graphical emoticons. For example, if you type in :-) most programs will automatically convert it to a smily face emoji symbol. iPhone keyboards automatically have a stock of emojis, but you can also download free emoji apps from the App Store. With the introduction of iOS 10, you can also add emojis to text messages by simply typing in the text field with a description of the emoji symbol you want to use. We'll go over that and more below; here's how to add emojis to text messages. 

First, make sure your Emoji keyboard is enabled. To do this:

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  • Open Settings.
  • Tap General.
  • Select Keyboard.

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  • Tap Keyboards.
  • If Emoji isn’t already on the list, tap it.

To add emoticons to your text messages:

  • Open Messages. Either start a new message or open a current one.
  • Tap the text field. Tap on the globe icon on the lower left of the screen.
  • Tap on the different menus along the bottom of the screen for lots of emoticon choices. Tap on the emoticon of your choice to insert it into the text field.
  • Tap Send.

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With iOS 10 or later, you can also add an emoji by simply typing into the text field. For example, if you type, “Want to go to dinner?” The spoon and fork emoji pops up as an option.

  • If you select the emoji as you’re typing, it will replace your text.
  • If you select the emoji after typing the word and adding a space, it will place the emoji after the word.

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