Emojis can be found and added easily almost everywhere except Google Docs. This is where they’re attempting to remain hidden. You’re probably used to joking around with smileys in text messages and online chats, but did you know you can also use them in Google Docs?
As the use of emoticons (emotional icons) for self-expression has become increasingly widespread, numerous products have been developed to accommodate the trend, from soft emoji pillows to the critically-panned The Emoji Movie. In any case, it exemplifies the cultural significance of emojis in the way we use digital communication.
Adding emojis to Google Docs isn’t a walk in the park, but it’s also not too difficult of a process. The process is simple, and we’ll demonstrate it to you. Please be aware that the default emoji selector does not include all available official emojis. Even if over 100 new emojis are on the way, it’s not clear if or when they’ll be added to Google Docs.
Open a Google Doc in your chosen desktop browser (if you haven’t tried this fantastic hack already, you should). Input > Special characters at the Insert menu. A collection of signs and directional arrows will appear. Select Emoji from the Symbols drop-down menu to switch to emoji.
There is a smaller selection of emoticons available if you go through the Arrows menu and then choose Emoticons. Open a Google Doc on your mobile device and use the on-screen keyboard to insert an emoji.
If you don’t see the appropriate emoji, you can draw one in the big box labeled “Draw a symbol here.” Once you’ve drawn your target, a menu of matching results will show on the left. If you’re having trouble locating the emoji depicting an upside-down smile but know it exists, try drawing it instead.
To narrow your choices, you may also type in your query. Yes, that’s the final word. An emoji can now be included in your Google Docs. Here are six additional Google tricks: how to use Google Maps like a pro and six ways to reduce regret, irritation, and spam in Gmail.