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It’s about to get a lot easier to use emoji in Google Chrome

by Danny Zepeda | April 9, 2018April 9, 2018 8:00 am PST

Emoji are a new form of language, as communicating with them has become a crucial part of interacting. Using them on your phone is super easy, but using them everywhere else is not. Google, as it usually does, took note of this and is working on incorporating an emoji shortcut within its Chrome browser.

First spotted by 9to5Google, Google is working on incorporating a shortcut menu when users right-click in a text field. Within the menu will be an “Emoji” section that will automatically launch your operating system’s emoji dictionary allowing for super easy access to emoji.

Google is working on the feature for Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS. Unfortunately, it’s only available to developers through the Chrome Canary channel for now. If you’re using the channel, you can activate the feature by going to: chrome://flags/#enable-emoji-context-menu.

It remains unclear when exactly the feature will roll out to regular users, but hopefully it’ll be available within the next few months.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...