How to Add Emoticons to Instagram?

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It’s not always easy to express yourself online; there are now so many different ways to do that and so the way that people have begun to post over the last few years has changed drastically. Now, hashtags and Emojis are all the trend, replacing conventional type-based smileys like :D, :P, XD, >.<, ^-^, T_T.

A common problem now with creating funny and expressive posts is how to add attractive and expressive emoticons and Emojis to your Social Media Posts. With regard to this, here’s our guide on how to add Emoticons in Instagram.

If you’ve ever asked yourself how to get Emojis on Instagram or how to use Emojis on Instagram app or even how to turn on Emojis on my smartphone”, then this Instagram Emoji guide is for you. We’re going to start you off basic, though. Let’s look at how to add Unicode emoticons on Instagram first, since this works cross platform.

How to Use Unicode Emoticons on Instagram?

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If you’re a social gamer and/or a fan of memes, you know the Unicode Emoticons are famous for expressing funny statements in the most creative text based ways. If you don’t know what they are, here’s something to jog your memory.

(。◕‿‿◕。) smiling catface

ಠ_ಠ disapproval

(づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ cheer up

▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一 sniper rifle

(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ flip table

凸(-_-)凸 double bird

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Smile and shrug

(͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) le lenny face

~~~ ╔͎═͓═͙╗
~~~ ╚̨̈́═̈́﴾ ̥̂˖̫˖̥ ̂ ) Nyan Cat

┬─┬ ︵ /(.□. \ In soviet Russia: Table flips you!

┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ノ︵ ┻━┻ double table flip

(ಥ﹏ಥ) crying face

ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)  Rage face

(づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ kiss me

And my personal favorite

Putting on sunglasses CSI Miami style:

  • _•) looks like
    ( •_•)>⌐■-■          we’re getting
    (⌐■_■)                   Emotional

To use these awesomely expressive emoticons, just go to http://unicodeemoticons.com/ and copy paste them into your post. Note: This will work with anything.

How To Add Emoticons in Instagram Via Smartphone?

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Instagram Emojis for Android

Next, let’s take a look at the Android Smartphone device. To use Instagram Emojis on your Android Device:

Step 1: Open your Android Play store

Step 2: Make sure you are logged into your Google Account

Step 3: Tab the search bar

Step 4: Type in Cool Symbols Emoji Emoticon in the search bar

Step 5: Wait for the search results to compile and click the result with the icon of a red-orange heart with an S inside.

Step 6: After the App page loads, click on “Install”

Step 7: Browse through and accept the regular conditions of installing apps by tapping “Accept”

Step 8: Wait for the app to download. Once it does, open it by clicking on the app icon in your app tray

Step 9: After opening the App, click “Start”

Step 10: The setting configuration should pop up. Mess with these to figure out what you like and what the app is capable of.

Step 11: Save the settings and exit the application

Step 12: Open Instagram on your phone

Step 13: Make sure you have logged into your Instagram Account

Step 14. Create a post

Step 15: When you need to add Emojis, just pull down the notifications bar

Step 16: You should see a notification tile referring to the Cool Emoji app you installed. Tap it.

Step 17: Once the Emoji selection window opens, explore the apps UI to find the Emoji best suited for your needs

Step 18: Tap on the Emoji you want to use. A message should appear, saying that the Emoji was copied to the clipboard.

Step 19: Since the Emoji was copied to the clipboard, simply go to your created post and paste it where you want to see it.

Step 20: Repeat steps 15-19 to add different Emojis.

And that’s all folks! You are now ready to post emoticons on your Android phone.

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Instagram Emojis for iPhones

Using Emoji’s for iPhones is a lot easier. The iPhone already has the keyboard installed into the operating system. So, to Use Emojis on iPhone:

  1. Open up your iPhone
  2. Navigate to settings
  3. Tap General
  4. Scroll down and tap on keyboard
  5. Tap keyboards in the next tab
  6. Tap on Add New Keyboard
  7. Select the Emoji Keyboard by tapping on it
  8. Open the Instagram App
  9. Create your post
  10. Click the Globe icon near the bottom right of the keyboard to open up the screen
  11. Once the emoticon keyboard pops up, use the emoticons you like
  12. Publish Post!

And, that’s how it’s done!

Using Emojis is a great way to express yourself; in many ways, it’s an art in itself. We hope this guide solved any and all issues you had using Emojis for Instagram. Emojis make your posts look brighter and better; the best part of the emoji (except the Unicode emoticon) is that it takes up just one character space on your post and yet conveys what you want to say in a simplistic way.

Modern emojis have expanded online text-based expression of thought and feeling. They are now easy ways to express what we want to without actually saying anything. All social media now integrates smileys and emoticons to make their pages more interactive and attractive to the general public.

The good news is once you follow the above steps, you will be able to add smileys to all kinds of things from the respective locations, so get ready to make your texts, IM’s and other text media messages a lot more attractive!

We had a lot of fun writing about how to add Emoticons in Instagram; as a social media enthusiast, the use of emojis is indispensable in expressing your feelings about a topic. Sometimes, just the emoji is enough to communicate whatever it is that you want to. Have fun using your own!

Veda

Veda L is a technoholic geek, who loves to build websites, and she's a PL-SQL developer too. Apart from coding, she loves to blog about her experiences in making money online through content marketing blogs, monetizing them through Adsense, and more.

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