If you’re using Macbook Pro and want to share emoji love on social media, you can access an emoji keyboard so you don’t have to find your smartphone. Select the text field you’d like to add your emoji and choose command + ctrl + space bar. When the emoji icon appears on your Mac's Touch Bar, you can tap it to open the emoji menu. You can swipe your finger along the Touch Bar to move through the emoji list, or search using your keyboard.

Macbook Pro Emoji Keyboard Shortcut

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If you've ever wanted an easy way to add an emoji to a message, email, or comment section, here's how to type emoji in nearly any text field from your Mac — no Touch Bar required.

How Do You Type Emojis On A Mac

Emojis have become a part of everyday language, and for many of us, they help us communicate our thoughts and feelings through text.

Some macOS apps — like Messages, for example — allow you to simply click on an emoji menu, which will enable you to select the emoji you'd like to use to insert into conversations.


However, if you want to use an emoji elsewhere, like a comment section on YouTube or in an email, the solution isn't immediately apparent. Still, it's something that can be done with just a quick keyboard shortcut.

How to type emoji on Mac

  1. On your keyboard, press command+control+space at the same time
  2. Scroll to browse emoji
  3. When you find the emoji you'd like to use, click to select it

Of course, it's even easier if you have a MacBook with a Touch Bar.

  1. On your Mac's Touch Bar, tap the emoji button
  2. Scroll through the emojis to find one you'd like to use
  3. Tap an emoji to add it to your text field