Emoji's & Beyond! - The Essential Guide (MAC/Apple)steemCreated with Sketch.

in emoji •  last year

Learn how to use 🙂 Emoji’s, ௹ ⧒ 𝒲 Special Characters, and ♨︎ More in your posts and comments quickly and easily with this very special guide. ✍️

For you Mac & apple users you no longer need to reference/use my Steemit Emoji Master List any longer and thank god for that! I have been using the very helpful and easy to use Mac tools recently and so can you!

mobile.png

Desktop

Mavericks 10.9.3 or Newer

The Emoji & Character Tool

As you type within any Steemit input field (Post Title, Post Body, Comment Body...) and you suddenly desire to express an emotion 😏 like so... simply use the following 🎹 keyboard shortcut:

command.png
Use This Keyboard Shortcut | Control + Command + Space Bar

Once the shortcut is entered correctly you will see the Emoji & Character Tool pop up 🎉 immediately below your cursor!

Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 10.58.37 AM.png

From here you have a bunch of very cool 😎 options to utilize, some of which even frequented ☝️ users may not know!

Emojis

Immediately upon seeing the pop-up tool you will notice the frequently used section. If you have ever used emojis before (which if you're here is most likely) you will see familiar emojis listed here 😉.

Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 11.39.37 AM.png

Below this will be the first and most widely used emojis or Smileys & People 👶 which is pretty straight forward. If you look just below this scrollable section you will find a key.

Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 11.41.36 AM.png

Which will let you navigate different categories of emojis. Although helpful 🤔 the fastest 🔥 way is usually always the search feature! 🕵️‍♀️

Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 11.42.19 AM.png

This is by far the easiest way to get the emoji you're looking for quickly 🏃. Now if you look right next to the search box you will see alit icon, this brings us to Special Characters! So go ahead and click this icon.

Special Characters

This one can actually be left open 📖, which also means it requires you to close 📕 it when finished.

Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 11.50.15 AM.png

From here you can easily navigate via the 👈 left side menu of available categories (as seen above) and also utilize the 🕵️‍♀️ search box yet again inside of this as well!

There are some very cool 🙃 special characters you can utilize to make your posts and comments stand out and look more professional as well. Lets try some math with this extremely easy eqaution 😂

∆34 ∀ / 3.14 ∞ 5 ∋ 27.89 ≥ 56 } ⨊ ( ∎ 56 ∗ 4∍ 23 ≥ 567 ≭)

Now that was fun!

Adding Favorites

You can also add emojis and special characters to your favorites. This helps when your frequently used changes a lot and you still want to maintain your absolute favorites ‍

It's quite easy to add an emoji to your favorites just click the button labeled as such!

Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 1.02.58 PM.png

Removing / Mange Favorites

In the Secondary View or character window you will now see a favorites menu item on the ⬅︎ left hand menu.

Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 1.04.52 PM.png

Once there you can click on the desired emoji to remove and then click the Remove From Favorites button.

Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 1.05.07 PM.png

Unicode Information for Programmers

To gain access to this valuable information is simple. Right-Click or Control-Click on the desired emoji.

Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 1.08.19 PM.png

Then select Copy Character Info, this will copy all of the unicode information for the emoji in your clipboard. So all you have to do is paste it somewhere... lets say into a Steemit post as such:

winking face with stuck-out tongue
Unicode: U+1F61C, UTF-8: F0 9F 98 9C

And there you have it!

iPhone (All Apple Devices)

For the iPhone and other Apple devices the tools are very similar and very straight forward, especially since you own the device 😎 and most likely use this feature all the time ☝️

Once you tap on the desired input field you will be promoted with the keyboard on the bottom of your screen (the usual deal) Now in order to access your emojis simply tap on the little smiley face located 👉 next to the 123 (numbers) icon, as seen here:

IMG_1863.PNG.png

This will open up your emoji & symbol menu where you can select all the emojis you desire 😍

IMG_1864.PNG.png

Enabling & Using the Emoji & Character Panel Menu Bar Item

cLittle something extra to help those of you with messed up foreign language keyboards

  1. Pull down the  Apple menu and go to System Preferences, then click on “Keyboard”

  2. Under the “Keyboard” tab, check the box alongside “Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar” (note: you may need to check that box a couple of times to get the menu bar to immediately display, this is probably a bug)

  3. Show the Emoji Character Viewer menu bar item in Mac OS X

  4. Now that the character menu is enabled, you can find it in the OS X menu bar, it looks like a little iconized version of the character viewing panel itself.

  5. Pull down the Character menu and choose “Show Character Viewer”

Well wasn't that easy!
Any questions, thoughts, additions, and or remarks feel free to comment below! Don't forget those emojis!


DQmdbhN3y64jrWwLXKbB19rFV1BnrHnnWnZABtn3573Yzdu.gif
1. Go to the Witness Voting Page on Steemit.com
2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the vote box
vote.png
3. Type (blueorgy) in the box and click vote.

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

Billion dollar post @blueorgy! Have looked for this info for eons💀

·

😁 Thank You! Sadly doesn't look like it will quite hit the 💰 Billion Dollar mark... maybe not even a $100, will prob trend after the 7 day mark 😂 Like my other one☝️

·
·

Probably yes😱 Should perhaps have been some kind of royalty to the producer when it is used after the payout💰

You don't know how helpful this is. I thought I was computer illiterate for a while. I can realign images, using headings AND even bold words haha, but for the life of me couldn't figure out how to add emojis. You're a life saver.
tip! hide

·

💰Thanks for the Tip!
Glad I could be of some help! That was my ultimate goal with this!

·
·

haha oh man, its not working for me. I have an English/Korean keyboard and its all f*cked up, the command key should be where the korean/english button is. will have to go find another tutorial, haha

·
·
·

Look No Further!

Enabling & Using the Emoji & Character Panel Menu Bar Item

  1. Pull down the  Apple menu and go to System Preferences, then click on “Keyboard”

  2. Under the “Keyboard” tab, check the box alongside “Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar” (note: you may need to check that box a couple of times to get the menu bar to immediately display, this is probably a bug)

  3. Show the Emoji Character Viewer menu bar item in Mac OS X

  4. Now that the character menu is enabled, you can find it in the OS X menu bar, it looks like a little iconized version of the character viewing panel itself.

  5. Pull down the Character menu and choose “Show Character Viewer”

·
·
·
·

Much appreciated my man

·
·
·
·

Thanks for the shortcut 😎
Mine doesn't have a ghost! 😰
Oh, I just found him in objects! 👻

·

The principal! He will give me TP! I would hate for my bungholio to get polio....Where I come from, we have no bunghole.

👍👏😀 thanks for the awesome tip, upped. Will certainly implement the signs

Feel free to see my posts and join the discussion with regard to steem and steemit. Wish you a blessed weekend.

For all non-mac users out there, there is also help

i wrote a chrome and firefox plugin:
https://steemit.com/steemit/@dehenne/emojis-are-now-available-in-firefox-steemoji-meets-firefox

oh man that is awesome ! nice post !
i have some fresh content if u have minute come and stop by,
till then keep it awesome bossman ! :)

Hello, I'm Venezuelan and I'm new to steemit. Can you give me your vote in my last post?

I have been using your other post for so long!!!!
👍 😎👍 😎

Wow!! I sooooooo did not know this!! I love my Mac and now I love it even more!!!
Thanks for the tip @blueorgy :)

Thanks for this guide on quickly inputting emojis on Macs! I also like using emojipedia.com, which can be accessed cross-platform.

You can search with keywords to see if an emoji exists, easily copy the character, and see unicode and shortcodes. It even shows how that emoji looks on different platforms (sometimes they convey quite different emotions!). However, it doesn't include other special Unicode characters.

Thanks! 😊

Congratulations @blueorgy! You have completed some achievement on Steemit and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

Award for the number of comments

Click on any badge to view your own Board of Honor on SteemitBoard.
For more information about SteemitBoard, click here

If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

By upvoting this notification, you can help all Steemit users. Learn how here!

Great info!

Resteemed to help my followers!

I expect to be seeing more emoji on steem now. Thank you!

👍👏😀

I was wondering how people got emoji's in their titles, thank you!

Thankyou sir for sharing this.

Oh that is so easy!! I have been trying to work out how to shortcut this for forever!! 😁
THANK YOU!!

Yay! This is awesome. Thank you. 😬

You are a life saver!! Thank you for your precious post 😎 😃

Might as well give it a shot.... 👍

What do you know it works out great 👏🏻 of course it's a lot easier thank 👀 it up via the site yet still a little ⼢ when you think about how long it takes to find something like a 🦄

Thanks 👏🏻 for sharing!!!

excellent ! Thanks for sharing dear.

I wonder if does this only applies to Iphone or MAC gadgets? I can't find it on my own PC :(