Tag Archive: Emojis

Emoji keyboard shortcut for Windows


I’ve written before about emojis and keyboard shortcuts in google hangouts. But what if you want to enter emojis while using your windows PC?

You can, and it’s super easy…

As long as you’re running an up to date version Windows 10 you can bring up the windows emoji keyboard with a simple keyboard shortcut:

Windows Key + . (Full-stop/Period)
Windows Key + ; (Semicolon)

Annoyingly you can only select one emoji at a time.
Once you’ve selected an emoji, the keyboard disappears.
So if you wanted multiple thumbs up, for example you’ll have to copy+paste or bring up the keyboard again.

There’s also a skin colour selector…

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Google Meet Emoji Shortcuts

I was hoping to find an option for emojis in google meet for GSuite as when running larger meetings in Google Meet, it can be difficult to gauge real-time feedback as you are speaking.

A while ago I posted about all the emoji keyboard shortcuts for google hangouts chat. Unfortunately it turns out that Google Meet does not currently support emojis in text chat*

However… i have found a handy chrome extension which allows team members to send real-time emoji reactions, such as thumbs up, to presenters and speakers during meetings on Google Meet. (Similar to reactions in Zoom)

It’s called “Nod – Reactions for Google Meet

You can find it here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nod-reactions-for-google/oikgofeboedgfkaacpfepbfmgdalabej or search the chrome webstore for it.

Hopefully this helps anyone also using GSuite and trying to get the most out of Google Meet.

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*at time of writing (24/04/2020)

Google Hangouts Emoji Keyboard Shortcuts

Follow this link if you’re looking for the Windows Emoji Keyboard Shortcut.

I’ve been annoyed that i couldn’t find emoji keyboard shortcuts on Google Hangouts (on mobile or gmail in web browser), i was specifically looking for the thinking face emoji.

You can copy and paste from this list but keyboard shortcuts are so much easier

Naturally i did the geeky thing and tried to find it.

Here’s the geeky stuff…
The code for keyboard shortcuts is buried in a javascript variable “J7a”
To see the javascript yourself: make sure you have a hangouts chat open in gmail then…
right-click  > inspect > sources

Here’s a snippet of the javascript…
(more geeky stuff)
J7a={“!:)”:128579,”!:-)”:128579,”(=^..^=)”:128568,”(=^.^=)”:128568,”(N)”:128078,”(Y)”:128077, …

What you’re seeing there is each keyboard shortcut “:)” and the corresponding Unicode character in decimal.
e.g. 128053 is decimal for the hexidecimal value 0x1F435 (monkey face U+1F435) .

Here are the emoji shortcuts…
Without further delay, here’s the full list of all currently available Google Hangouts emoji keyboard shortcuts…

:C frowning/sad face 
:) or :-) smiley 
<3 heart 
-<@% honeybee 
:(|) monkey face 
:(:) pig face 
(Y) or (y) thumb up 
(N) or (n) thumb down 
(]:{ man with turban 
</3 or <\\3 broken heart 
~@~ pile of poo 
:D or :-D grinning face 
^_^ grinning face with closed eyes 
:”D laughing face with tears 
=D laughing face open mouth with happy eyes 
^_^;; laughing face open mouth with tear 
O:) or O=) O:-) angel face (smiley with halo) 
}:) or }=) or }:-) devil face 
;) or ;-) winking face 
=) blushing smile 
B-) smiley with sunglasses 
:, or :-, smirking face 
:| or =| or :-| neutral face 
-_- expressionless face 
o_o; downcast with sweat 
u_u pensive face 
:/ or :\\ or =/
or =\\ or :-/ or :-\\
confused face 
:s or :S
or :-s or :-S
confounded face 
:* or :-* kissing face 
;* or ;-* face blowing a kiss 
=* blushing kissing face 
:p or :P
or :-p or :-P
or =p or =P
face with tongue 
;p or ;P
or ;-p or ;-P
winking face with tongue 
:( or :-( or =( dissappointed face 
>:( or >=( or >:-( pouting / angry face 
:'( or ='(
or T_T or ;_;
crying face 
>.< or >_< persevering face 
D: frowning with open mouth / worried 
:”( loudly crying face 
:o or :O
or =o or =O or :-o or :-O
or o.o
face with open mouth / shocked 
O.O astonished face / gasping with shock 
X( or X-( or
X-o or X-O
or x_x
dizzy face 
:3 or :X)
or =^_^=
or (=^..^=)
or (=^.^=)
grinning cat with smiling eyes 
!:) or !:-) upside-down face 
>:(X person gesturing no / crossed arms 
\o or o/ person raising hand 
:)X or :-)X
or >:D<
hugging face / open hands 
\m/ hand horn sign / ‘rock-on’ 
V.v.V crab 

Annoyingly, as you can see in the list, my original search for a keyboard shortcut for the thinking face emoji proved fruitless…
There isn’t one  … yet

For reference here’s the current Unicode full emoji list.

I hope this helps you and saves you from diving into the javascript source!

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