Is there any easy way for me to add emoji to a document or email when I’m using my Mac?

I know I can set up up an emoji viewer in the menu bar via Apple > System Preferences > Keyboard, but I find this very clumsy to use.

A keyboard shortcut would be fantastic, but when I checked the Mac Keyboard Shortcuts https://support.apple.com/HT201236 page on Apple’s website I didn’t see any emoji shortcuts listed.

What’s the easiest way for me to insert emoji on a Mac (one without a Touch Bar)?


You can use the Mac Emoji keyboard. All you need to do is press the command + control + spacebar keys and this brings up the following:

Emoji viewer

Once the Emoji keyboard appears, just click on the emoji you want to insert!

NOTE: - For the emoji to actually insert, your cursor needs to be located within a text document, text field, search field, etc. Basically anywhere you could normally type text.

  • 🎉🍾🎊🙌🎉🍾🎊🙌 – JacopKane Aug 8 '18 at 18:51
  • Thanks for the answer. I searched all over the internet to find this. It worked for me. – Kevin Barnes Aug 16 '19 at 9:43

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