How to use emoji on any Mac without a touch bar
I love to use Emoji symbols whenever it’s possible :) I can write message, email, post in social media with Emoji even when I use a MacBook Pro which does not have a touch bar. In this article I will show you how to find Emoji on your MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or iMac, if it don’t have a touch bar. Let’s begin.
I use Emoji symbols whenever I write messages, emails, SMSs, posts in Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, as Emoji make messages more alive 🤗👍. I started thinking about using emoji symbols on my MacBook Pro several years ago. Leaving home in the morning, I did not pay attention to the fact that the battery of my iPhone is discharged to 18%. I found out this at that moment when I was already in a cafe, during breakfast 🥐☕️. Unfortunately, that day I did not take with me the power supply for the iPhone and I also left the power bank at home and therefore I had to save battery power. Luckily I had a MacBook Pro with 100% battery power :) I needed to publish a post on Twitter with Emoji symbols and I decided to use MacBook Pro. I use MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) with macOS Catalina 10.15 without touch bar. Fortunately, I already knew how to find Emoji on my MacBook Pro, so I have successfully published a post and since then I use my MacBook Pro more often to post to social media, than iPhone or iPad Pro 😀.
If you like to use emoji symbols as much as I love, but unfortunately have a Mac computer without a touch bar, then I have good news for you, I know how to find Emoji symbols on Mac 😀. You need to know a simple combination of three keys on keyboard and you will get access to all collections of emoji 🥰😱👍🏻👩🏻💻🦄🌸💎, and you will also have access to additional symbols: Punctuation (
@“…#‰), Pictograms (
♛⚧⚢⚣⚖︎☯︎🃟), Parentheses (
〔〗⎤⟨❩), Math Symbols (
∬∜≱⨋∏), Letterlike Symbols (
®№™℃©), Latin (
ÄǦⱤ), Currency Symbols (
$€¥), Bullets/Stars (
❆✻❀❖❤︎) and Arrows (
Using emoji symbols on a Mac is very easy. Now let’s get started :)
Using any application on your mac, press the
Space Bar (Control-Command-Space Bar) key combination.
Now you can see “Character Viewer”. Use the mouse cursor to select emoji you want and drag and drop it to place that you need. That’s all :)
A small guide to “Character Viewer”.
Here you can type in a symbol name or code to find a specific character (if you know).
Click on this icon to expand or collapse the viewer.
Here you can select a category to browse symbols.
Here you can find emoji name.
Click on the
Add to Favorites button if you want to add this emoji to the list of your favourite emojis.
Remove from Favorites button if you want remove some emoji from the list of your favourite emojis.
Here you can find your favourite emojis.
Click on the
Gear icon to open the Customise list, for example, to change the size of emoji.
That’s it, you’re done! Now you know how to use Emoji symbols in macOS on your MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or iMac. So simple isn’t it?
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