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How to Get the New Emojis on Mac

By Sara . Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Get the New Emojis on Mac

Sometimes words fail to convey an emotion even for a person who loves to write. Besides, in this highly charged jet set age people want to convey most of their thoughts and emotion in the shortest possible time. At such time emojis which are pictorial representation of feelings can come to your rescue. If you are using Mac then its good news for you as a new range of awesome emojis has been released with the new version of Mac. Keep reading this OneHowTo article to find out how to get the new emojis on Mac.

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OS X El Captain

The latest version of Mac OS is OS X EI Captain. It was released on 21 October, 2015 and it has claimed to fix several bugs which were present in its first version. But the main attraction of this new version is the host of new Unicode emojis it had released. Food lovers can now diversify their choices to even Mexican food and if anyone gets you angry you can show them the middle finger too. Yes, the new version has released emojis varying from food to rude gestures.

Last but certainly not the least, O X EI Captain is free to upgrade.

How to Get the New Emojis on Mac - OS X El Captain

Getting new emojis on Mac

To enjoy the new emojis on your Mac, the first thing you need to do is to upgrade it to the new version i.e. OS X 10.11.1 EI Captain. Once you have upgraded, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Open any text field. Then press Control ^, Command and Space; all at the same time. Or else you can simply go to "Edit" and then click on "Emoji & Symbols".
  2. Any of the above-mentioned methods will make an emoji insertion palette appear on the screen. Now choose any emoji that you would like to have and click on it. This will insert the emoji at the location of your cursor.
  3. To view all the emojis use the scroll bar and scroll up and down the list to find emojis of your choice. If you want to view emojis of any other category then check out the bottom of the palette. There you will find a list of categories. Choose the category you are interested in viewing them.
  4. The best feature of the new emojis is that some of them are present in a variety of skin tones. Not just one or two skin tones, there are even 4 to 5 skin tones available. To see them click on an emoji in the "Smileys & People" category, then hold it and soon a number of skin tones of the same emoji will appear. Choose the skin tone of the emoji of your choice and then release. This will insert that particular skin tone emoji into the location of your cursor.

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