[Fox News] Emojis for dummies: How to add emojis into your text messages, emails

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Emojis can be a fun and lighthearted way to add some “emotion” to your text messages or emails. Emojis have come a long way; back in the day, all you could really do was send a smiley face, sad face or winky face by using colons, semicolons and parentheses. Now, you can send all sorts of emojis, not just faces, but images of foods, objects, landmarks, you name it, to liven up your message.

But how do you add them? Though some devices and platforms make it easy to add emojis to messages, this isn’t the case across the board. What was meant to be a fun addition to your texting experience is now becoming a frustration.

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Adding emojis in text messages is relatively easy. Just open up your SMS messaging app, and at the bottom of the conversation where you input your text, look out for a smiley face icon. When you click on it, you’ll see the option for Emoji, stickers and GIFs. Click on “Emoji” and browse the long list of them.

You can scroll all the way down to find which Emoji you want or click on the different icons that symbolize separate categories. You can also search for what you’re looking for in the “Search Emoji” box.

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Adding emojis to a subject line is not as straightforward as adding them to an email. You’ll need to first insert the emoji you want into the body of the email or copy it from an emoji website. Then, highlight the emoji, copy it and paste it into the subject line. Doing so can draw attention to your email with a subject line that stands out.

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In total, there are 3,782 emojis in the Unicode Standard as of September 2023, according to Emojipedia. This website is also where you can find the complete index of all the emojis that exist. Here are some additional key emoji statistics for 2024:

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Adding emojis to your text messages and emails is a fun way to lighten up the conversation and make it a little more relatable, depending on who you’re talking to. Have fun with them.

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