Stupid Simple Mac Tips #41: Speaking Fluent Emoji

Stupid Simple Mac Tips #41: Speaking Fluent Emoji

By Tom Lambotte | August 4, 2020

Maybe they are not the most “professional” way to communicate but emojis successfully convey emotions when needed.

Without these animations, sometimes the context or intent of what you said can fly over someone’s head.

Speaking Fluent Emoji

You are probably proficient in using emoji’s when texting, but did you know you can you use emojis on your Mac when writing emails, social media posts, or even a Word document?

Here’s how to do it in 3 easy steps!

Step #1:

Place your cursor at any point within your text (document, email, social media post, etc.).

Step #2:

Press Command – Control – Spacebar, as this is the shortcut to access emojis.


Step #3:

 Click on your preferred emoji, which will appear wherever your cursor was left.

Here Are the Divided Emoji Categories:

  • Smileys & People
  • Animals & Nature
  • Food & Drink, Activity
  • Travel & Places
  • Objects, Symbols, and Flags

Did you also know that you can use the search field to find your desired emoji if you do not want to sift through them all? 

Just type in the first few letters of your preferred object, face, or action to streamline your options.

But wait, there’s more!  Bringing Emojis to Your Menu Bar

Make emoji selection more seamless by doing the following:

  1. At the top left corner of your screen, select the Apple Symbol.
  2. Choose System Preferences.
  3. Select Keyboard.
  4. Click the option box next to Show Keyboard and Emoji Viewer in the Menu Bar.

Now, your emoji picker will be in your menu bar. Thus, making it that much easier to write with your emotions!

  • August 4, 2020

About the Author

Tom Lambotte is a legal technology expert, author and the CEO of GlobalMac IT. He helps Mac-using lawyers with super simple technology, security and efficiency strategies that work. He’s on a mission to help attorneys using Apple computers reduce their security risk and get more out of their technology. Get his free 33 Stupid Simple Mac Tips and score some quick wins to boost your productivity.