If you want to spice up your emails, make use of several emoji that Microsoft Outlook has to offer. You can add this emoji to your messages on web, desktop and mobile. We’ll show you how.
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Add emoji to Outlook emails on desktop
On your Windows or Mac computer, use your computer’s default emoji picker to choose and add emoji to your email messages.
To do that, first launch Outlook on your computer. Compose a new email by clicking “New Email” in the top left corner. If you already have a saved draft or response to an email, open it.
In the email window, complete the essential fields such as ‘To’ and ‘Subject’. Then place your cursor in the body of the email where you want to add an emoji.
If you’re using a Windows PC, open your PC’s emoji picker by pressing Windows+; (semicolon) keyboard combination. The semicolon key is located right next to the letter “L” on your keyboard.
In your PC’s emoji picker, select the emoji you want to use and it will be added to your email. Feel free to add as many emoji as you want.
If you’re using a Mac computer, open your emoji menu by pressing Control+Command+Space. Then select the emoji to add it to your email.
When your emoji are added, send your email by clicking “Send” in the top left corner.
And Outlook will send your email with your emoji to your recipient.
Insert emoji in Outlook emails on the web
In Outlook on the web, the emoji menu is built into the platform, so you don’t have to open your computer’s emoji picker.
To get started, open a web browser on your computer and launch the Outlook site. Log in to your account there if you have not already done so.
Compose a new email by selecting “New Message” in the top left corner.
In the new message area, enter values in the “To” and “Add a subject” fields. Then, in the body of the email, click where you want to add an emoji.
At the bottom of the new message section, click the “Insert Emojis” option (an icon with a smiling face).
On the right side of Outlook, you will see an “Expressions” sidebar with various emojis. Click here on the emoji you want to add to your email and it will be added.
When you’re ready to send your email, click “Send” at the top of the email section.
And Outlook sends your emoji-rich email to your recipients.
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How to use emoji in Outlook emails on mobile
If you’re using Outlook on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can add emoji to your emails using your standard keyboard’s emoji picker.
To do that, first launch Outlook and tap “New Message” to compose a new email.
On the “New Message” page, enter values in the “To” and “Subject” fields. Then, in the body of the email, tap where you want to insert an emoji.
When your phone’s keyboard appears, select the emoji icon to access your emoji.
Choose the emoji you want to add to your email.
When you’re done adding emoji, send your email by tapping the paper airplane in the top right corner.
And that’s all. Enjoy expressing your emotions with emoji in your emails!
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