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5 Ways to Add Emoji to Your Emails in Gmail

While writing cold emails is a great way to reach out and crack a multi-millionaire deal, getting your email noticed is daunting. That’s where emojis come into play; studies have shown adding emojis to the subject has up to 56% higher opening rate. In this read, let’s discuss how you can add an emoji to the email body or subject in Gmail.

Add emoji in email bod and subject in Gmail

How to Insert Emojis into Your Emails?

It is a common misconception that professional emails should not have emojis, but that’s false. If used in an adequate quantity, adding emojis positively impacts your email in the following ways:

  • Better visibility: Your emails have up to 56% higher chances of getting opened.
  • Enhanced and Clear tone: Add a touch of personality and emotion, help to clarify your tone, and make your message more engaging.
  • Improved memorability: Emojis can make your email more memorable and impactful.

Now that we know the positive impact of adding emojis in emails let’s discuss how you can add emojis to your email body or subject.

Method 1 – Use the Emoji Keyboard on Mobile

One of the easiest ways to insert emojis into your Gmail’s email body is via the Gmail app available on Android and iOS. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Launch your phone’s Gmail app (Android, iOS).

2. Tap the Compose button and type the body of your email.

3. Press the emoji button and select the emojis you want to add to your email.

Method 2 – Use Gmail Emoji Interface on Web

For web or PC users, Google offers a native emoji palette to add an emoji to your emails. Here’s how it can be done.

1. Visit Gmail on your PC’s web browser and compose a new email.

2. Click the Insert Emoji icon next to the Google Drive icon on the toolbar.

3. Select the emoji you want to add to your email body.

Method 3 – Use Third Party Extensions

Going to the emoji palette and searching for emojis might not take a good amount of time, as the experience is inconvenient, like on a phone. Also, if you deal with hundreds of emails daily, you might spend hours adding emojis daily. To fix this, you can use the AnEmoji that helps you add emojis while typing your emails.

1. Install the AnEmoji: For Gmail extension from the Chrome Web Store.

2. Once the extension is added to your browser, go to the Gmail compose window.

3. Now, type “:” followed by the emoji name. For example, “:smiling-face.” This will add the emoji while typing.

This extension works on various websites and web apps, including Google Docs. So, if it does not work in Gmail, you can use this extension in Docs and then paste the content to Gmail.

Method 4 – Add Emoji in Mail Subject

One limitation of the default emoji sticker and the third-party extensions is that you can’t add an emoji in the email subject. However, there are a few workarounds to add emojis to the email subject.

On PC or Web

1. Compose a new Gmail draft and click the email’s subject box.

2. Press the following key combination to bring up the system emoji tray.

  • On Windows PC – Press the Windows along with the : key.

  • On Mac – Press the Fn + E key.

3. Now, select and add the emoji of your choice to the subject box.

On Phone

Adding an emoji to your email’s subject box is much easier on a smartphone. All you have to do is bring up the emoji keyboard from your phone’s keyboard and select the emoji you want to add to the email’s subject.

Method 5 – Auto Add Emoji to Your Email

Adding an emoji to an email or text might not be everyone’s cup of tea, as it requires finding the right emoji to match and convey our message in the purest form. If you face the same, you can use these AI tools to add emojis in any text for free.

Automatically Add emoji to text

Wrapping Up

This is how you can add or insert an emoji in the body or subject of your email body or subject in Gmail using native tools or third-party extensions. While adding emojis to an email has benefits, you should remember to use the correct emoji and not overuse them; otherwise, they can impact your email negatively. Stay tuned to GadgetsToUse for more such reads, and check the ones linked below.

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Gaurav Sharma

As an editor, Gaurav ensures the delivery of quality-rich, detailed, and accurate content tailored to the right audience. His three years of experience as a reviewer allow him to provide comprehensive evaluations of various consumer gadgets. On the video front, Gaurav serves as a video production manager for both long and short formats and anchors short videos at GadgetsToUse.