How to insert emoticons (smileys) in Outlook email

Sometimes, inserting smileys can express your emotions directly in an email. To know how to insert smileys in an Outlook email message, follow the instructions below.

Sometimes, inserting smileys can express your emotions directly in an email. To know how to insert smileys in an Outlook email message, follow the instructions below.

How to insert emoticons (smileys) in Outlook email

  1. Insert smileys in Outlook email with Symbol
  2. Insert smileys in Outlook email by typing specific text / numbers
  3. Save smileys to AutoText Outlook for easy use when you need one click

Insert smileys in Outlook email with Symbol

To perform the insertion of emoticons in Outlook email with Symbol, follow these steps:

Step 1 . In the email editor window, go to the Insert tab, then click Symbol> More Symbols .

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Step 2 . In the Symbol dialog box, click the Symbols tab, then select Wingdings in the Font drop-down list, select the smiley you need. Finally, click the Insert button to insert the selected smiley into the email where your cursor is placed.

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Step 3 . When finished inserting the smiley icon, click the Close button to close the Symbol dialog box.

Insert smileys in Outlook email by typing specific text / numbers

In addition to the above method, you can insert a smiley icon into Outlook email by typing a specific number after configuring that number as a smiley icon. Follow the steps below:

Step 1 . In the new Message window, click Insert> Symbol> More Symbols .

Step 2. In the Symbol dialog box, click the AutoCorrect button .

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Step 3. In the AutoCorrect dialog box in Email and in the AutoCorrect tab, you need to:

1. Scroll down to select a smiley icon.

2. In the Replace text box, replace :-) with the text or number you want to assign to this specific smiley. In this example, they replace :-) with " 001 ".

3. Click the Add button.

4. Click the OK button.

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Step 4 . When returning to the Symbol dialog box, click the Close button. From now on, when entering the number " 001 " with the spacebar or Enter in the email, it will automatically switch to the corresponding smiley.

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Save smileys to AutoText Outlook for easy use when you need one click

If you have assigned multiple numbers to emoticons with the above method, you can forget which number is assigned to which symbols. Therefore, you need a tool to help save these icons. You can use Kutools for Excel's AutoText utility to display and list all the emoticons in the table and use them whenever you want.

Step 1 . In the Message window, select the smiley and click the plus icon button in the Auto Text pane.

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Step 2 . In the Auto Text dialog box that opens, enter a name for the smiley, specify a category and click the OK button.

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Step 3 . You should now see the selected smiley icon added to the Auto Text box.

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Just click on the Insert icon next to the smiley icon to add the current email at the same time.

I wish you all success!

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