Emoji work pretty much anywhere these days, including Microsoft Word documents. Brighten up your documents with colorful emoji icons that work on all modern operating systems, including Windows 10, macOS, iPhone, iPad, Android and the Web.
You can type an emoji in Word the same way you can type an emoji in any other application. When entering a Word document, use the appropriate keyboard shortcut for your operating system:
If you’ve used the emoji picker in the past, it will show your most frequently used emoji first. It works on both Windows and Mac.
On Windows and Mac, you can start typing the name of an emoji to search for it. For example, to search for emoji related to food, type “food”. You can also scroll through the long list of emoji here to find what you like.
Use the arrow keys and press Enter or click on an emoji to insert it.
The emoji you insert into your document will appear as modern and colorful emoji icons. You can resize and make them larger or smaller by adjusting their font size, just as you would any other text in the document.
These emoji will seem to work when your document is opened in Word on any modern platform that includes built-in emoji support. However, they will look a little different between platforms. Microsoft, Apple, and Google all have their own styles of emojis.
By the way, these keyboard shortcuts work in pretty much any Windows or Mac application, letting you insert and use emoji anywhere you want. For example, you can even use emoji in your Windows file names.