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How to add emojis in Outlook

Add some expressiveness to your emails with emojis.
February 13, 2023

You’re probably familiar with emojis if you text or use your phone a lot. These little pictograms populate the digital space, supplementing text-based messages with picture-based reactions and emotions. In essence, they show rather than tell. Let’s review how to insert an emoji in Outlook.

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To insert an emoji in Outlook, click Insert emojis or press Win + . on your keyboard. Select an emoji from the list to add it to your email.


How to insert emojis in Outlook emails

Adding emojis to messages is pretty simple on a mobile device. Android phones and iPhones have dedicated emoji tabs on their respective on-screen keyboards. That said, it can be a bit more troublesome on a computer. After all, there is no emoji button on the keyboard — or is there? Let’s talk about the Win + . keyboard shortcut.

On the desktop app

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  1. In the Outlook desktop app, select New Email to start a new email.
  2. Click where you would like to add emojis to your email.
  3. Press Win + . on your keyboard. The Win (or Windows) button may look like the Windows logo and is located near the spacebar.
  4. Select the emoji you wish to add to your email.

On the Outlook website

Go to in your web browser and start a new email. Click the Insert emojis button at the bottom.

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Under Expressions, select whichever emoji you would like to insert into your email.

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Alternatively, you can use the Win + . keyboard shortcut. This will also open a list of emojis you can add to your email.

In the Outlook mobile app

  1. Open the Outlook mobile app and start a new email.
  2. Tap where you would like to add the emoji. The on-screen keyboard should appear.
  3. Tap the Emoji button at the bottom of the keyboard.
  4. Select an emoji to add it to your email.

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The keyboard shortcut for emojis in Outlook is Win + . or Win + ;.