Browse faster and smarter with Chrome insider tips and tricks!

Modified 23 October 2018 by Lucy Taylor

Emoji’s are everywhere at the minute, so why not use them at work too? Because let’s face it, who doesn’t love an emoji?

Have you ever come across an emoji in an email subject, or wondered how someone has created a room in Google Chat that includes an emoji in the name? Well the secret is out, this clever Chrome feature will allow you to insert emojis across a range of applications.

To enable this feature:

  • Make sure you have the latest version of Chrome installed
  • Type in chrome://flags in the URL bar - hit enter
  • Search Emoji in the search bar
  • You should find Emoji Context Menu > select Enabled
  • You will be prompted to restart the browser in order to use this feature

Now give it a try! Right click on a text field and a context menu will appear with an emoji option at the top. You can search or select emojis and insert them into text fields.

Note: To use this feature properly it needs to be used in text fields that support the insertion of images, otherwise when you press enter the emojis may not be displayed properly.

This feature requires Windows 10 as it is a shortcut for the Windows 10 emoji panel while using Chrome.

Top Tip: You can use this Emoji tip for the majority of G Suite applications (Google Docs, Chat etc). It also works a treat in the new Google Chat when creating rooms. Add an emoji to the room title to give it some character.