How to use emoji on Outlook email

Adding emoticons to emails may feel unfamiliar, but it's not too difficult to do, especially when using Outlook.

There was a time when the Outlook email browser was only for work, so emojis had no chance of appearing in emails sent from this email browser. However, why don't you try, if in case you don't know how, the article below will help you.

Adding emoticons to emails may feel unfamiliar, but it's not too difficult to do, especially when using Outlook.

Access many emoji options in Outlook

Formerly Hotmail, now Outlook, is Microsoft's email browser that has been in use since 2012. Integrating with Calendar, Office, and a list of other Microsoft tools and features, this platform is priced Use is increasing every year.

However, the professionalism of Outlook cannot prevent you from accessing the set of emoticons included in this email browser. In fact, there are at least 4 ways to add emoticons when using Outlook.

Standard emoji menu.

  1. 'Emoji Picker' set (Windows 10).
  2. Type icon.
  3. Type the name of the icon.

1. Access to standard icon sets (and GIFs)

The easiest way to add emojis to Outlook emails is to select them from the toolbar at the bottom of the screen while composing a text or email. This is also a scene where you can add a GIF if you want.

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The familiar and friendly interface lets you swipe through the many available options or find what you're looking for. This option only works in the main email body, not in the subject box. However, you can copy the emoji from the main section and paste it into the title box.

2. Use 'Emoji Picker' with Outlook on Windows 10

On Windows 10, you can access the emoji keyboard by pressing the Windows key and the '.' key at the same time. (dot) , or right-click in the text entry or title box and select Emoji from the menu.

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This option doesn't give you access to the GIF set but helps you choose some special icons.

3. Type the symbol directly

The third way will probably be the most natural for users. In fact, if you use your computer long enough, you'll accidentally discover it: just type a colon and a closing parenthesis and a smiley face will appear. This will bring up a drop-down menu containing different sets of emojis.

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4. Type the icon name

If you know the name of the icon you want to use, you can type the icon by typing the formula :symbol name:. This method also only works in the main email compose box.

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