Use Emoji in your Facebook Status

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'Everyone knows how difficult it is to express emotions when communicating via text. Thank goodness for Emoji, those cute little emoticons and symbols that offer us a way to express happiness, sadness, or a love of cats (among other things). You can find Emoji pretty much everywhere, with SMS, messaging apps, and many social media sites supporting what has become an internet and communications staple.

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You'll find Emoji are frequently used by people on Facebook to spruce up their posts, comments, status updates, and messages. If you want to get in on the action and make your posts a little more colorful, scroll down and check out the easy steps you can follow to add a little pop to your life by using Emoji.

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Using a Desktop or Laptop

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    On your Facebook home screen, click in the "Update Status" box
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    Now that the "Update Status" box has opened a pop-up window, you can begin to type in what you want to post
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    Once you are ready to insert an emoji, tap on the grey colored smiley face
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    Browse for the emoticon you'd like to use by scrolling down through the choices
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    Once you've picked one, click on it and it to add it your Facebook post
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    You can add as many different Emoji's as you want to
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    Once you are done adding whatever type of Emoji you want, tap on the grey smiley face to close the Emoji window.
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    After you complete writing your post, tap on the blue "Post" button to publish your updated status
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Using an Android Smartphone or Tablet

Before you can use Emoji on your smartphone, you have to make sure you have an Emoji enabled keyboard, or you've downloaded Emoji sticker application. This should be available in any online store you use to purchase apps for your mobile device or Tablet that is running the Android operating system.

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    Locate and tap on the Facebook app icon on either one of your device's Home screens or from the app drawer
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    Tap on the "What's on your mind,..." box to open the "Post to Facebook" pop-up window
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    Tap on the "What's on your mind?" box to open your device's virtual keyboard
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    Tap on the grey smiley face to the left-side of the space bar
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    1. On some devices this might appear as a gear looking icon if your device is like that, tap and hold the gear icon to bring up a small pop-up window.
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    2. Then tap on the grey smiley face icon to load up the Emoji options.
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    Browse through the Emoji's and tap on one to add it your Facebook status post
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    There is no limit to using Emoji's, so you can add as many or as few as you want to.
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    Once complete, tap on the ABC icon to bring back your device's virtual keyboard
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    When you are ready to post your Facebook Status update, tap on "Post".
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    That's all there is to it
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    Repeat this process anytime that you want to add an Emoji into your Facebook Status.
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Using an iOS Device

Before you can use Emoji on your iPhone or iPad, you have to make sure you enable the Emoji keyboard first (if you haven't already) to be able to add them to your Facebook status posts. To enable the Emoji keyboard on your iOS device, you will need to go to Settings > General> Keyboard> International keyboards > Add new keyboard > Emoji.

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    Launch your Facebook application on your mobile device or Tablet
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    (This method is for iOS devices.)
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    On the home screen, tap on the "What's on your mind?" text box
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    Tap on the "What's on your mind?" text box to open your device's virtual keyboard
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    When you are ready to insert an Emoji, tap on the grey smiley face icon, which brings up the Emoji keyboard
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    Tap on the Emoji you want to add to insert it into your post
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    You can add as many Emoji's as you want.
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    To bring back the keyboard, tap on the ABC icon
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    That's all there is to it
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    Repeat this process anytime you wish to add an Emoji to your "Facebook Status" post.
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Tips

  • Emoji also works with SMS, instant messaging, and other functions that use the keyboard.

Questions and Answers

I want to use emotion after my text. How do I do this?

Like putting "I love you" and "the love sign" Emojis in my Facebook status. How can I? I want to do it from my laptop.

This guide as now been updated with the proper information and in the above how-to guide, there is a method for laptop and desktop computers for adding these Emojis that you would like to add. Please follow that method in the guide and if you have any other problems along the way, don't hesitate to ask for help. We are always here.

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I have an LG6 phone. How do I use the Emojis my status?

The Emoji's will come up in chat messenger, but not for my status.

There are a couple ways you can add Emoji to your Facebook status from your LG6 phone. You can use the Feelings part of a Facebook status to add a single Emoji based on what you're currently doing, but if you want to add more Emoji to your status, do this:

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  • Go to Google Play and download the Google Keyboard.
  • Once it's downloaded, go to your Settings app, find the Language and Input panel, and make sure that Google Keyboard is checked as your default keyboard.
  • Go to Facebook and begin adding a new status.
  • Hold down the enter key on your new keyboard. You will see a smiley face appear. Tap it.
  • You can now add Emoji to your new Facebook status.
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If I post a status from my phone with an Emoji it does not show up. Why?

I don't know why sometimes they show up on other people's statuses, but not mine. Is it because I have an iPhone, or do I have to have Facebook mobile? Right now I just use the Facebook app on my phone.

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You can use the Facebook app from your Apple iPhone to post Emoji in your statuses. If your iPhone can see the Emoji, but your Windows computer or Android Tablet cannot, it's because Apple uses custom Emoji that may not show up on other companies' products. However, if your iPhone can't see the Emoji you post on your status, you may be using a third-party keyboard. Try the following steps to use Apple's built-in Emoji.

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  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap the General panel.
  • Scroll down until you find Keyboard. Tap it.
  • Tap Keyboards.
  • Tap Add New Keyboard.
  • Scroll down to the E section and tap Emoji.
  • When you want to insert an Emoji, tap the little World icon in the lower-left corner of the keyboard.
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How to copy white heart in a pink square from one Facebook comment to another?

I saw this in a comment, and want to copy and paste it to mine. Not sure if the person who posted it used an iPhone, Tablet or Laptop to insert that particular Emoji, or whatever the symbol is called. In the past, I could copy and paste. Now it isn't working. I can't get a copy on the menu when I right click.

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Unfortunately, you cannot copy and paste Emoji directly from Facebook anymore. However, you can find Emoji that are usable on Facebook by visiting this website and copying and pasting the Emoji you want from there. To copy and paste the Emoji, copy the little box under the symbol you want, and paste it into your Facebook status. They will show up as boxes until you post the status; after you post it, they will turn into the Emoji you selected.

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See more questions like this: How do I add emoji to my Facebook when I click 'like' on some posts or pictures posted from my Android phone

See more questions like this: How to add emoji icons when messaging someone

See more questions like this: How to get the laughing emoji on computer

How can I use Emoji on my Facebook?

How can I put Emoji on my Facebook status, and Facebook comments?

The new updated information in this how-to guide also works the same for putting an Emoji in Facebook comments as for how you would do it for putting it in your Facebook status. Depending on the device you use, a computer, Android, etc., the new how-to guide has been broken up into the various methods to help you get there. If you have any problems or need help along the way in following the tutorial, don't hesitate to send us a message as we are always here to help.

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I'm trying to get Emoji on my Linux Laptop

My daughter downloaded the Emoji for me on my iPad. Now I'm trying to get them onto my Linux-based Laptop.

This is possible if you use the Linux operating system. You can install an input method which will allow you to type Emoji by their description, as discussed in this website (in Italian).

These steps require a Linux system that uses ibus (most of them do: Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSE). First, you need to download an ibus plugin. The following directions are for Ubuntu or other Debian-based distributions because they use the apt command.

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cd /tmp

wget https://github.com/lalomartins/ibus-uniemoji/archive/master.zip

unzip master.zip

cd ibus-uniemoji-master

Then you have to run a tool called checkinstall. It will build a package for uniemoji and install it:

sudo apt-get install checkinstall

sudo checkinstall

Press Enter for the first two questions. Press 3, then Enter, then 1, then Enter again, to fix the version number. Press Enter for the last time and the package will be installed.

Now you can log out and then log back in and go to your keyboard settings. You will see a list of installed keyboard layouts, and you can now activate UniEmoji.

When you select UniEmoji as your active keyboard layout, you can write a description like "sunglasses" to see matching Emoji.

Keep in mind that you need a good font for displaying Emoji. You can use the Symbola font, on Ubuntu and Debian-based systems you can get it by installing the ttf-ancient-fonts package.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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