Google is making it easier to add emojis to Docs. To display a list of all related emojis, just write @ after the name or description of the desired emoji. The enter key can be used to choose an emoji after using the arrow keys to navigate through them. The chosen item will show up next to your text.

In Google Docs, you can also write @: or: to see a drop-down menu of emojis with the option to view the whole library. It displays the company’s typical emoji grid with groupings per category. You can use a search bar to look up an emoji by name or keyword.

This function was added shortly after Google Docs started to accept emoji reactions. Emoji reactions, which were introduced in April of this year, provide a less formal option to comments for expressing your opinion or response to a document’s content.

Advertisement Google Docs has had the @ insertion menu for a while as well. It was unveiled by the firm as a universal insertion menu last year. You can include anything in your document with this feature, including tables, lists, photos, templates, and links. Even more, you can use it to tag individuals in the document. None of these actions require you to leave the open tab. No matter where you are adding a file from, including other Workspace tools like Google Drive, it remains the case. In the past, adding a file to Docs required switching tabs and navigating to the file.

Google promised that further features would be added in the future to make the menu more functional with the launch of this universal insertion menu. Emoji support unquestionably improves its usability.

With the UNIVERSAL INSERTION MENU in Google Docs, you can insert emoticons. Google Docs customers on Rapid Release domains are presently receiving this streamlined emoji selection feature. In a few weeks, the business anticipates finishing the rollout of the initial batch. After that, users on Scheduled Release domains will receive the new capability. Before the end of September, all qualified Workspace clients should receive it.

Advertisement In terms of eligibility, Google doesn’t exclude anyone. All Google Workspace clients, G Suite Basic and Business customers, and users with personal Google Accounts will have access to the universal insertion menu on Docs with emoji support at available . There is no admin control over the feature, which is activated by default. You can therefore use the shortcut as soon as it is made available to you.


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