Emoji and emoticons

Add emoji to a message

There are several ways to add emoji to a message: typing emoji codes, selecting from an emoji picker, using emoticons, or pasting unicode.

Type an emoji code

  1. Start composing a new message or reply.

  2. Type : followed by a few letters to open the emoji autocomplete. The letters don't have to be at the beginning of the emoji name; :ppl will match :apple:

If you don't know the code for an emoji, you can see what it's called in the emoji picker, or hover over the emoji in a message.

Select from the emoji picker

  1. Start composing a new message or reply.

  2. Click the smiley face () icon at the bottom of the compose box.

  3. Select an emoji. You can type to search, use the arrow keys, or click on an emoji with your mouse.

Use emoticons

Enable emoticon translations, and then type away :). That link also has the list of supported emoticons.

Paste unicode

Copying and pasting emoji from other apps generally works.