From their origins as simple smileys, emojis have become so popular, it’s hard to find an online conversation that doesn’t have emojis. For emails, emojis in emails give users a better way to express the content of their message – quicker, and with a greater degree of expression, too! The same can definitely be applied to Gmail, Google’s free email service.
To use emojis in Gmails, all desktop users or laptop users have to do is click the emoticon button in the formatting toolbar at the bottom of the email. To add emojis to Gmail emails done from Android or iOS devices, all users have to do is to tap on emoji keyboards installed in those gadgets.
Gmail Emoji Hack
After searching for emojis in the toolbar, if you haven’t found the symbols you like, there are secret ways to search for more- click on the “Settings” option in your Gmail account, followed by the “Labs” option in the settings menu. Then scroll down to the “Extra Emoji” option in the labs menu. Once that is done, don’t forget to click on the “Save Changes” option to save the changes made. Now, you’ve got more emoticons to express yourself!
History Of Gmail Emojis
In October 2008, Google introduced colored emoticons to their Gmail emails and Gmail chats. Before that, users only had black and white, text-based emails. 7 years after introducing these colored emojis to the public, in 2013, Google went through a major update to its web-based email and Google Hangouts app when it replaced all of its emojis with a new set of smileys and food, nature, and holiday emoticons.