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I have emoji envy

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grannyactivist Tue 11-Sep-18 23:23:31

Please, please share with me how some Gransnetters get the different (i.e. non-GN) symbols that I see used in posts from time to time. There are tools and cakes and flowers and all sorts of very interesting things that I would like to incorporate in my own posts from time to time.

Like these: πŸ› πŸ”©πŸ”§πŸ”¨
My wish list includes a star that's rather more interesting than *.

If you include them into your responses I can maybe copy them to use in my future posts. grin

ninathenana Tue 11-Sep-18 23:42:56

I can't do non GN ones on my Kindle except the old
I have a key on my phone that brings up alsorts

MiniMoon Tue 11-Sep-18 23:52:12

What do you use to post on gransnet, ga? On my tablet, phone and kindle fire, to the right of the space bar and full stop is a smiley face. When I tap on it, all the emojis are displayed. Here are a few,
πŸ™†πŸ˜ΉπŸ‘΄πŸ‘΅πŸ‘ͺ πŸ’‡πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘—πŸ‘‘πŸ‘œ

Marydoll Wed 12-Sep-18 05:37:39

If you use a PC, you can add emojis to your keyboard. I can' t remember how I did it. However, I'm back from holiday tonight, so I will check if you need to know..


Auntieflo Wed 12-Sep-18 08:20:05

My Ipad has lots of different emojis, from the smiley ones to animals, vehicles flags etc. I am using my ASUS this morning, and it doesn't have such a good variety, or I haven't found them yet .

Auntieflo Wed 12-Sep-18 08:22:51

Actually, on the ASUS, the emojis only seem to be available when I am writing an email, not here, answering GN posts !!

crystaltipps Wed 12-Sep-18 08:26:53

If you haven’t got a phone or tablet you can copy and paste emojis without an app.

Greyduster Wed 12-Sep-18 08:29:45

My GS sends me WhatsApp messages with moving emojis - I must ask him how he does that!

OldMeg Wed 12-Sep-18 08:50:42

Lots of emojis on iPads 🐾🌟πŸ₯’πŸŒˆπŸŽ΅πŸ‘€

harrigran Wed 12-Sep-18 08:52:45

I have a Sony tablet and when I tap the bottom left hand button on the keyboard the key immediately next to it displays a smiley face. If I tap the smiley face lots of emojis appear πŸ€‘πŸŽˆπŸŽΆπŸšœπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ˜Ž

sodapop Wed 12-Sep-18 11:06:41

Think the moving emojis are GIFs.

MiniMoon Wed 12-Sep-18 11:15:28

If this one works, I took quite a convoluted route to find it.

MiniMoon Wed 12-Sep-18 11:16:10

No, that's just a photo.

As you were.

NonnaW Wed 12-Sep-18 13:17:35

That’s odd, because I’m on my iPad and I don’t have the option of emojis.

Auntieflo Wed 12-Sep-18 13:30:15

NannaW look on your keypad, mine is on the bottom line, between the space bar and the ?123 key. I have tried to take a photo, see below, a little smiley face.

Bathsheba Wed 12-Sep-18 15:50:22

Hurray, I've just found them on my iMac - never occurred to me that you could get them on here, but a quick Google revealed I can, and how to do it! 😍 πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸ₯‚πŸŽˆ

grannyactivist Wed 12-Sep-18 15:58:18

I still can't get them on my laptop - but I'm 'watching' this thread so I can copy and paste the ones you've all included. Thanks lovely Gransnetters. You're all 🌟's. smile

MiniMoon Wed 12-Sep-18 16:54:55


MiniMoon Wed 12-Sep-18 16:57:40

I don't know what happened there!

Try this grannyactivist