Emoji Everywhere 🎃

In case you wanted more emoji in your posts, you now have 872 to choose from.

Emoji? What are they?

“Emoji” is a Japanese term meaning “picture character.” It’s a standard for showing smileys and other little symbols inside text. But unlike traditional smileys that are made up of a sequence of letters like :), every emoji has its own letter.

🌷 🌹 🌺 🌻 🌼

Emoji blossomed on smartphones, where quickly picking out an emoji is often faster than typing out a long sentence.

Today we’re rolling out hundreds and hundreds of emoji across WordPress.com — 872 to be exact.

emoji

Do they look familiar? That’s because Twitter has graciously decided to open-source their entire set, allowing anyone to use them. We’re already busy preparing to add these to Jetpack, so WordPress.org users can join in the fun too.

Before today, emoji you inserted into your posts on the go wouldn’t always show properly for all your visitors. While the nice little bunny (🐰) would show up fine when seen on your iPhone or Android, desktop visitors might just see a nondescript square: square

Today’s launch means emoji will now show up properly on every device, no matter if it’s a smartphone, desktop, or tablet. Thanks, Twitter, we appreciate it! 💗

How do I use them?

Inserting emoji in your posts is most easily done on a smartphone or tablet, though it varies how smartphones let you do it. Here are instructions for Android and iOS.

If you’re antsy to insert new emoji from the comfort of your desktop, here are a couple of tricks:

  • Mac users on Mavericks or newer can insert emoji by tapping Command + Control + Space while in a text editor.
  • Windows users on version 8 or newer have a special touch keyboard with emoji support (see instructions with pictures).
  • Windows users on version 7 and below can copy/paste emoji from this cheat sheet.

Have fun with the new emoji!

🐵 🐶 🐷 🐸 🐹


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  1. Beau Lebens

    👏🎉

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Mark George

    👍

    Liked by 1 person

  3. abbyandest15

    Love it

    Liked by 1 person

  4. roughseasinthemed

    Good one. 👍 I’ve had grief for inserting squares …

    Liked by 4 people

  5. sugarcoated91

    😁😁 great

    Liked by 3 people

  6. athursdayschild has a long way to go and much to be thankful for.

    Ok, I haven’t taken the time to master this yet. Maybe soon.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Derek Springer

    ☃✌︎

    Liked by 3 people

  8. ebinnion

    😍

    Liked by 1 person

  9. ratkoan

    🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. My Worst Advice

    So excited! 😄

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Monica Micaela

    🎆🎊🎈 ⛄🐦🐧🐰🐾 😊😃😍👍💖

    Liked by 6 people

  12. Papajjay

    Yaaay ☺️☺️👍👍🎉🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏

    Liked by 5 people

  13. aleynar

    Reblogged this on Aleyna Lynn and commented:
    Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. hiraroomi

    🎉👍🔠

    Liked by 1 person

  15. shalilah2002

    Now I’ll study how to insert an emoji

    Liked by 1 person

  16. frankjgjr

    Reblogged this on Survivor.

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  17. Mel Choyce

    ✨😍👍

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  18. ladreenaj

    That’s great news! 🙂

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  19. rifaldia0872014

    nice very kind

    Liked by 1 person

  20. niecynotes

    YES!! 😀

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  21. SmallHouseBigGarden

    Totally makes my day!😆😆

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  22. SomniVision

    😱💀👽💩

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Dan

    👍😄🌟✋

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Forbidden Books Club

    And if you don’t Maverick, but Lion use Option + Command + T

    Liked by 2 people

  25. lklmulan

    EMOJJJIIIIIISSSS

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  26. Bruce Stern

    Thanks for the update and info about emojis. 😊

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  27. Lisa

    😄👍

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  28. Cheri Lucas Rowlands

    👏👍🎉

    Liked by 1 person

  29. rosalimon

    🙊👏👏👏👏

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  30. Jean

    :frog: I guess. This reminds me when I was 10 yrs. old: I kept a diary and wrote the entire diary in my own created alphabet of hieroglyphic code.

    I gave up after 5 months: too much effort. 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  31. Vonasina

    very cute…

    Liked by 1 person

  32. T

    awesome! 😃👍🎶🎈☀🌟😎

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  33. tominalbion

    Now I need to learn how to use most of them haha

    Liked by 1 person

  34. John

    very cool man!!!!!!!😁

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  35. ishkishmish

    Being an emoji fan myself, I love this new edition! The only issue is that nothing happened when I pressed CMD+Ctrl+Space on my mac but when I copy/pasted from your post, that worked. Mac users have any tips?

    Also, this post in the reader still shows the squares rather than actual emoji in comments.

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    • Marcus Kazmierczak

      Do you know what version of Mac OS you are using?
      For versions prior to Mavericks, you can try Option + Command + T

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      • ishkishmish

        Version is 10.6.8
        I tried Option + Command + T and it pops up a characters window. Is that what I am supposed to get? They are more like special characters though.

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        • Marcus Kazmierczak

          The special characters menu is where Emoji was originally placed on the Mac, 10.6 is a bit older so I’m not sure if they had introduced them yet. Copy and paste from http://www.iemoji.com/emoji-cheat-sheet/all might be the best bet.

          You can copy the character in the “empty” box and paste in a post or comment. The empty box is actually the emoji character, it just doesn’t show

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          • ishkishmish

            Yes, copying/pasting works👍 . The square thing shows up in comments but in posts, it shows blank space unless your preview ur post lol. And here’s a snowman for u from the old characters for helping me out ☃ lol Thanks a lot! I ll bookmark that cheat sheet too. ✿

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  36. M.Winter

    💡🔆🎯🔆💡🎯 Bright idea! Right on!

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  37. marcusscottlee

    😎👍

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  38. NotAPunkRocker

    😎 Very cool!

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  39. aisa03

    🌷 🌹 🌺 🌻 🌼

    Liked by 1 person

  40. ibserver

    🐝 Good news!

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  41. TurboBlaze

    Well. That’s a great news! Emojis speak louder than words, don’t they?

    Liked by 1 person

  42. Borneo Rainbow

    This is one of the creativities and I love it, one day our routine way of communiacting my be replaced..

    Liked by 1 person

  43. tanablue

    Thank you👍

    Liked by 1 person

  44. rebirthoflisa

    👏💃😘

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  45. Nancy

    What do you need to do to install this feature?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marcus Kazmierczak

      If your site is on WordPress.com, it is supported by default. If you turned off the Settings to convert emoticons to graphics, that will disable emoji from displaying.

      You can make sure it is set under Settings > Writing in your Dashboard.

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  46. briannaknowsbest

    I absolutely love emojis. They help other’s better understand the mood we’re in at the time.

    Liked by 1 person

  47. biebie23

    i like it

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  48. Herman van Bon Photography

    😮 👧

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  49. winterhamster02

    Yesssss!👍👍👍👏👏

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  50. adventuresofruth

    Finnnnallllyyy 😍

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  51. JenT

    I’m laughing since I was searching the site yesterday looking for the early emoji announcement. Hope we haven’t given up this one (WP) in the change. And just so you don’t think that emoji are all smilies, have a look at the cheat sheet! It can be a great :tools: set. :smile_cat:

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  52. scifihammy

    This is good news! I use Windows 8 and I have been getting quite a few blank squares in my comments. A new follower once gave me four blank squares and I had no idea if she was being complimentary or rude! I am used to the emoticons of Skype, so I shall be looking for the squirrel! Thanks for making WP even more fun. 🙂

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  53. rusciorvasile

    👋🇺🇸🌏😄🎆

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  54. ilookuptoGOD

    Yayyyyy

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  55. creatyvebooks

    🙂

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  56. Joey Kudish

    DIdn’t know about the OS X trick for inserting them 👍

    Liked by 5 people

  57. someone who likes films and books

    They also adapted this on IMDB and the response was so negative hahaha! The people there were really mad that the older IMDB icons were being replaced by these new ones.

    Such a different reception here, which is nicer. ❤

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  58. grovepixels

    Yeappppppppppppp 😀

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  59. Michael Van Den Berg

    Oh nice! And I didn’t know the OSX trick either! 😄 🍔🍝

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  60. keikomushi

    Very cool! :sunglasses:

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  61. cloeyk

    😀 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  62. smartgrinder

    Awesome 💰👊😄

    Liked by 1 person

  63. shakahaarparishadbhopal

    it is a gd sign of expressing our views.

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  64. hottopicmonthly

    🆒

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  65. aspiriteddiva

    Great! :heart:

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  66. jmalcovich

    very nice coz we can give reactions even without words bravo!!!!!!

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  67. darielm

    🐝

    Liked by 1 person

  68. andreasnr32

    That’s sounds cool

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  69. sin horizontes

    Great!!! 😉

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  70. AJ

    Hi there, what I was doing is copy/paste the symbols from this page http://character-code.com/pictograph-html-codes.php The symbols can even be used as menú navigation label, but fewer symbols are still shown as nondescript square.

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  71. lilmaouz

    "We’re already busy preparing to add these to Jetpack, so WordPress.org users can join in the fun too."

    Emoji One without Jetpack is already available for wp.org users
    Here is the plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-emoji-one

    Liked by 1 person

  72. ingradible

    👏👍👩🙋

    Liked by 1 person

  73. beautyandballers

    😂😂😆😆😋😎😒😒😖😜😜😡😡😤😣😠😚😚😔😐😏😓😘😝😝😢😇😄😉😃😊😞😂😁😅😆😎😍😐😒😐

    Liked by 2 people

  74. heather1990

    Excellent! 🐱

    Liked by 1 person

  75. bck1402

    Sweet… But yet to try. 👏👍💖
    Nice that the iPad has an emoji keyboard with lots to choose from.

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  76. vanossgames

    that is so ….nice!!

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  77. tkmorin

    Thank you!! 🙂

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  78. natalayacooke

    😃

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  79. Galois

    @Marcus: The same code works on a blog and not in another. I use different themes in the two blogs; Academica –> it works Gridiculous Pro –> It doesn’t work
    Why?

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  80. roseglace

    as long as entering a colon, a dash and a bracket displays a colon, a dash and a bracket it’s all good. 🙂

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  81. Galois

    It should be relatively theme independent.
    Check the Settings > Writing in your blog and make sure the Convert emoticons to graphics

    Yes, I did before posting the question.

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  82. Galois

    Screenshot Academica: 4 Emoji + emoticon —> https://cloudup.com/cFr8PT37aYo

    Screenshot Gridiculous Pro: 4 Emoji + emoticon —> https://cloudup.com/cWqKOUIxKky

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  83. ljmoo123

    Yay! 🎉

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  84. Helen

    👍😇

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  85. Man O War Heritage Museum

    👏👏👏👏👏👏

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  86. razorcandy

    🐝

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  87. princesztinkk

    😂

    great thanks!

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  88. primahandphone

    cute ^_^ .

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  89. slazh

    nice emojis 😘

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  90. dhenztm

    I love this update! Thank you!

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  91. sierra888

    This is great! 😄

    Liked by 1 person

  92. Abigail

    😄yay for emojis🙆

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  93. Coach KeKe

    I’m an emojiholic, I’m that person who uses them in the least appropriate correspondences (aka networking). I’m quite okay with the criticism, however :v:

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  94. Peabea

    😍 Thanks so much. Did not know that about my Windows 8 onscreen keyboard. Learned something new.

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  95. chadriclama

    Need to start using these 👏

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  96. InfoJunkie

    Awesome! Thank you WordPress!

    Liked by 1 person

  97. swashswish

    thanks for telling me!

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  98. Galois

    @Marcus: Any news about this bug or open a new thread in the forum? (@gracejiyoung closed this… https://wordpress.com/forums/topic/emoji-1?replies=2#post-2125155 )

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  99. Galois

    Yeah, It works! Thank you very much, @Marcus 🙌 🙌 🙌 🙌

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  100. Ashatero

    I’ve been obsessively using these emojis ever since.

    Liked by 1 person

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