How to create and use a keyboard shortcut for Emoji in Office apps on Windows 11/10?

Most people love emojis, and many use emojis while sending emails or sharing an image on social media platforms. A few of us also insert emojis on a world document. To insert an Emoji in MS Word, you might have to go through many steps. Do you want to create a keyboard shortcut for them? If your answer is Yes, then this post will help you to do so.

Emojis in Windows operating system were introduced with Windows 10 and are still part of Windows 11. Using a built-in Windows touchscreen keyboard, you can insert Emojis in Files and Folders Names also.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you through creating a keyboard shortcut for Emoji in MS Office Word app to easily insert an Emoji in an MS Office word document without accessing the touchscreen keyboard on Windows 11/10. Using this method, you can create keyboard shortcuts for your favorite emoji and use them on MS Word.

A lot of emojis are available in Windows 11/10 to use in different ways. That means you do not have to rely on external emojis to insert in an MS Word document. You can create a keyboard shortcut within moments and start using it. We will use the AutoCorrect function of MS Word to replace a random set of characters with a meaningful emoji. You can do the same for Outlook and other MS Office apps.

Also Read: How to create your own Emoji in Windows 11/10 using Moji Maker?

Windows 11/10 comes with a font named Segoe UI Emoji to display various emojis. We will use this font with the MS Word AutoCorrect function to create a keyboard shortcut.

How to build a keyboard shortcut for Emoji in Office apps?

Step 1. Open an MS Word document on your computer and then click on the Insert tab. Next, click on the Symbol option and then select More Symbols.

Step 2. Now, you will see a Symbol window opens up. Under the Symbols tab, select Segoe UI Emoji from the Fonts drop-down.

Step 3. Now, scroll down to see Windows emojis and select your desired emoji. Then, click on the AutoCorrect button. AutoCorrect pop-up window will open. Here, navigate to the AutoCorrect tab. In the Replace field, type a random set of characters (letters/digits) according to your choice. Click the Add and then OK button. Now, close the Symbol window.

That’s it. You have done. Open your word document and place the cursor where you want to insert the Emoji. Then, type the random letters or digits which you have assigned in the above steps and then press the spacebar from the keyboard to display the Emoji.

You can create multip Emojies shortcuts using the above methods.

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