How to Get and Use New Emojis on MacBook with Ease

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Emojis have actually been available in OS X for quite some time and is widely used in a majority of text messages, emails, social posts and even the YouTube videos. Emojis are improved gradually and make the social contacts more funny and easy. But for some new Mac users, they may don't know how to get emojis on Mac or how to use emojis on Mac. Don't worry, here comes this well-designed post to help you to get and use emojis on MacBook with ease. Keep reading to see how.

Part 1: How to get and install emojis on Mac

To install and get new emojis on your Mac, you can go to Macmoji GitHub repo, then choose and download the emojis on your Mac.

Step 1: Find and click "Clone or download" button on your right hand, then click "Download ZIP" to begin to download the emojis ZIP.

Step 2: Extract the contents when the ZIP has been downloaded on your Mac.

Step 3: Go to "System Preferences" > "Keyboard" > "Text".

Step 4: Open the file containing the extracted contents of the ZIP file and drag the emoji substitutions.plist file into the text substitutions field. 

Also see: How to get emojis on iPhone 8/X if you want to install new emojis on your iPhone.


Part 2: How to use emojis on the Mac

It's easy to use emojis when you are sending messages/iMessages (how to turn on iMessages on Mac), emails and typing social posts. Do it in following way.

Step 1: Position the cursor in any text field you'd like to insert an emoji.

Step 2: Press the "Command and Control" keys on your keyboard. Then press the spacebar.

Step 3: Click on the Emoji icon in the sidebar on the left side of the Character window to choose an emoji from the categories of "Smileys & People", "Animals & Nature", "Food & Drink", "Activity", "Travel & Places", "Objects", "Symbols", and "Flags".

Step 4: Double-click on the emoji you'd like to use and it'll be inserted into the target position.  


Part 3: How to transfer data between Mac and iPhone

If you are both Mac user and iPhone user, you may find that you often need to transfer files between Mac and iPhone. If so, you can't miss a FREE iOS data transfer tool that is compatible with Mac and Windows PC, EaseUS MobiMover Free. With MobiMover installed on your computer, you can not only transfer data between Mac and iPhone but also transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) like transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

With MobiMover, you can either transfer all the files listed above from iPhone to Mac at once or transfer some category selectively. You can also transfer several kinds of files from Mac to your iPhone with simple clicks. This steps below will show you how to transfer all data from iPhone to Mac. Don't hesitate to have a try.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac with compatible USB cable and tap on Trust This Computer on the device to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac and choose iDevice to Mac on the main screen. Please make sure your iOS device is on iOS 8 or later and your Mac is running OS 10.12 (Sierra) or higher.  

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Step 2: MobiMover enables you to back up every supported file from iPhone to Mac free unlimited. You can move all the data at a time, or selectively copy one or two categories. 

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Step 3: You can customize the storage route by clicking the File icon at the upper-right corner. If not, MobiMover will export your device files to a desktop folder on your Mac.

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Step 4: Now, click Transfer to back up iPhone to your Mac without iTunes. When the transferring finishes, click View to check the downloaded files. Some content, like contacts, and message are saved as the .htm file, you can check them on the web page.

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