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- Press Fn after typing to see emoji suggestions. Press Enter to add one, which may replace the last word if no space.
- You can also double-tap Fn to open the emoji picker for browsing options.
- Requires macOS 14 Sonoma or later.
Do you love using emoji to express yourself? If you have a Mac, you can type them faster than ever with macOS 14 Sonoma. Just follow these simple steps.
How to use emoji faster and smarter on macOS 14 Sonoma
Emoji are fun and expressive, but typing them can be slow and tedious. Not anymore with macOS 14 Sonoma. You can now use the Fn key on your Mac keyboard to quickly find and insert emoji based on what you type.
Here’s how it works:
To add an emoji at the end of your text
Type a space and then press Fn or Control+Command+Space. You’ll see a list of emoji that match your text. Use the arrow keys to choose one and press Enter to insert it.
To replace a word with an emoji
Don’t type a space after the word. Press Fn or Control+Command+Space and you’ll see emoji that can replace the word. Use the arrow keys to choose one and press Enter to swap it.
For example, you can type “I love pizza” and press Fn to add a pizza emoji. Or you can type “This is a cat” and press Fn to replace cat with a cat emoji.
How to access the emoji picker on macOS 14 Sonoma
If you want to see more emoji options, you can still use the emoji picker on your Mac. Just double-tap the Fn key or Control+Command+Space to open it. You can then type and use the arrow keys to select the emoji you want.
This is similar to how emoji work on iOS, where you can tap the emoji button and replace words with emoji on your iPhone.
To use emoji effectively, you need to remember which words trigger the emoji you need. You can also hover over emoji with your pointer to see their names, or use the “Frequently used” tab in the emoji picker.
I hope this blog post has helped you learn how to use emoji faster and smarter on macOS 14 Sonoma. Emoji are a great way to add some fun and personality to your messages, emails, and documents. With the new features in macOS 14 Sonoma, you can type emoji with just a few keystrokes, without moving your hands from the keyboard.