How to add emojis in Outlook?

Eray Eliaçik
May 14, 2023
Updated • May 12, 2023
Microsoft Outlook, Tutorials

With this article, you can learn how to add emojis in Outlook easily.

To spice up your email correspondence, you can use emojis. Emotions that are hard to put into words can be expressed through the use of emojis, and here is how to do it in your emails.

How to add emojis in Outlook?

To add emojis in Outlook, follow these steps:

  • Open the email message if you want to add the emoji.
  • Place the cursor where you want the emoji to appear.
  • On the Insert tab, click the Expressions group.
How to add emojis in Outlook 2
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  • Scroll through the list of emojis and select the one that you want to add.
  • Click Insert.
  • The emoji will be added to your email message.

If it is not working, check out how to update Microsoft Outlook.

You can also add emojis by typing the corresponding text code. For example, to add a smiley face, type :-).

Also, you can create a custom emoji keyboard by adding your favorite emojis to the Symbols gallery. To do this, right-click an emoji in the Symbols gallery and select Add to Quick Access Toolbar. Outlook signatures support emojis as well. Choose the Insert menu in your signature window to accomplish this. To add an emoji, go to the Symbols section and click the Additional Symbols option as described above.

Emojis can be a fun and creative way to add personality to your emails.


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  1. Shadow_Death said on August 25, 2023 at 4:29 am

    So even though I’m late to the party…

    Windows Key + Period Key (not num pad) will bring up that same emoji panel.

  2. Kaz said on May 15, 2023 at 4:21 am

    Are you really this desperate for worthless content for what’s become a pretty much worthless “tech” site?

    Well then, here’s a content suggestion in keeping with most of the rest of ghacks! Explain keyboard shortcuts CTL-C and CTL-V.

  3. John G. said on May 14, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    How to add emojis at Ghacks.

    1. Alf said on May 14, 2023 at 11:50 pm

      Win 11: Window key +V
      look at the top line.

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