Emojis have become an essential part of online communication. They are really easily accessible on smartphones, but it’s a bit trickier to use them on computers.
Luckily, Chromebooks have built-in support for using emojis. One of the options for using emojis on Chromebook is on the on-screen keyboard, which is a virtual keyboard that allows a more convenient way to type compared to the traditional physical keyboard.
However, if you don’t like using the on-screen keyboard, you may be wondering how to get emojis on a Chromebook without it.
Keep on reading to see how to use emojis on a Chromebook without an on-screen keyboard.
It is definitely possible to use emojis on your Chromebook without the on-screen keyboard.
Google’s emoji set is built into Chrome OS, so you don’t have to insert a third-party app to use emojis without the on-screen keyboard. Fortunately, getting emojis on Chrome OS is relatively easy compared to other operating systems like Windows and macOS.
There are four ways you can use emojis on a Chromebook without the on-screen keyboard:
Below, we’ll go over all these methods separately.
You first need to enable input options on the Chrome OS shelf. Here’s how to do it:
Note: If your input method is set to a language other than U.S. English, the input options icon will display different letters.
You can now browse through the emojis and select the one you want to use. You can also click on the symbols in the bottom row to browse the different categories.
The emoji keyboard also has a shortcut on the Chromebook physical keyboard.
To add an emoji:
Note: If you want to insert multiple emojis, you will have to press the keyboard shortcut every time to open the emoji keyboard.
The simplest way to get emojis on Chromebook is with the right-click with your mouse or trackpad.
After you click on an emoji, the emoji keyboard disappears after one click. So if you want to insert another emoji, you’ll need to follow the steps again.
Another option to access emojis on Chromebook without the on-screen keyboard is to download the Chrome emoji keyboard as an extension.
The web-based emoji keyboard version includes even more emojis and a search feature that makes it easier to find the right one you want to use.
Bonus: How to invert colors on Chromebook.
You might also find these articles interesting: