Using Emoji with Mac Messages or iMessage for Lion

On August 17, 2012, in Fun, Technology, by Mike Waldron

Yes, it’s very possible to use Emoji with iMessage without any special add-ons or app purchases.

While in Messages for Mac or iMessage, hit Command + Option + T (or select Edit, Special Characters from the Messages Menu) to bring up the “Special Characters” menu and select Emoji on the left.  I’ve confirmed that iPhone users can see the Emoji characters on their devices just like you are using it from your iDevice.

 


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One Response to Using Emoji with Mac Messages or iMessage for Lion

  1. Az says:

    Hey. Another tip is to open System Preferences then Language and Text. Click the Text tab and on the left there is a section where you can setup text substitution. For instance I set OS X to replace ‘:-)’ with an Emoji smiley (

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