Inserting smileys in Outlook

Elizabeth Harper

**Since emails only convey information in written form, there is a risk that the recipient may misunderstand or misinterpret the tone and context. This is where emojis can help, as these tiny icons make it easy to convey emotions and mood. In the following, we will show you how to insert smileys and emojis in Outlook.**

### Inserting smileys using keyboard shortcuts in Outlook

By default, Microsoft’s email client automatically converts certain keyboard shortcuts into emojis:

– Smiling: **:)**
– Sad: **:(**
– Surprised: **:o**
– Cheeky: **:p**
– Winking: **;)**
– Laughing: **:D**


### Inserting smileys through symbols in emails

You can also simply insert emojis using the symbol menu in Outlook:

### Opening the Windows emoji keyboard

If you are using Windows 10, you can open the integrated emoji menu by pressing the **[Windows]** and **[.]** keys simultaneously. There, you will find a wide variety of emojis that you can easily insert into your email with a double-click.


### Inserting smileys as images in Outlook

You can also insert smileys through online image search. However, since these are inserted as images, you may need to adjust their size if necessary. Follow our step-by-step guide or refer to the quick guide.

### Quick guide

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