Emoji Shortcuts for WhatsApp Web and Desktop

Emojis a fun way of expressing your opinion. You can easily insert emoji on WhatsApp mobile app. Generally, the mobile app uses the default iPhone or Android keyboard to insert emoji. However, many of us also use WhatsApp on web or use desktop app installed on Mac or Windows computer. Here we will show the how to insert emoji on WhatsApp web and desktop with shortcuts.

Related: 1000+ emoji keyboard shortcuts for Windows PC.

Inserting Emoji in WhatsApp Web and Desktop

Similar to your mobile app, click on the “smiley” icon that shows right side of the text box on the web interface / desktop app. You scroll, navigate to the category or use the search box to quickly find your favorite emoji.

Type Emoji in WhatsApp Web and Desktop
Type Emoji in WhatsApp Web and Desktop

Emoji Shortcuts for WhatsApp Web and Desktop Apps

WhatsApp web interface and desktop apps also allow you to use the keyboard shortcuts to filter the emoji symbols. It simply works by typing : and the name of the emoji. However, remembering the name of thousands of emoji is a difficult task. Here, we have consolidated the popular emoji shortcuts for WhatsApp.

ShortcutEmoji
:18๐Ÿ”ž
:24๐Ÿช
:admission ticket๐ŸŽŸ
:airplane arrival๐Ÿ›ฌ
:airplane departure๐Ÿ›ซ
:ambulance๐Ÿš‘
:amusementpark๐ŸŽก, ๐ŸŽข
:asteriskโœณ
:atomโš›
:baggage claim๐Ÿ›„
:battery๐Ÿ”‹
:bestest๐Ÿ’œ
:bewhiskered๐Ÿง”๐Ÿป
:biohazardโ˜ฃ
:blue heart๐Ÿ’™
:boxing๐ŸฅŠ
:brain๐Ÿง 
:broccoli๐Ÿฅฆ
:broken๐Ÿ’”
:canoe๐Ÿ›ถ
:chainsโ›“
:chair๐Ÿ’บ
:checkmarkโœ…, โœ”
:choo choo๐Ÿš†
:cigarette๐Ÿšฌ
:circus๐ŸŽช
:closed eyes๐Ÿ˜™
:coaster๐ŸŽข
:coffinโšฐ
:cool button๐Ÿ†’
:copter๐Ÿš
:copyrightยฉ
:cross markโŽ
:crossing๐Ÿšธ
:cupid๐Ÿ’˜
:customs๐Ÿ›ƒ
:disapproval๐Ÿคจ
:distrust๐Ÿคจ
:drumsticks๐Ÿฅ
:dumpling๐ŸฅŸ
:explode๐Ÿคฏ, ๐Ÿ’ฅ
:face blowing a kiss๐Ÿ˜˜
:faith๐Ÿ’ฏ
:fencer๐Ÿคบ
:ferryโ›ด
:fire engine๐Ÿš’
:free button๐Ÿ†“
:fuel pumpโ›ฝ
:funeralโšฑ
:giggle๐Ÿคญ
:giraffe๐Ÿฆ’
:goal๐Ÿฅ, ๐Ÿฅ…
:green heart๐Ÿ’š
:guitar๐ŸŽธ
:hashtag#โƒฃ
:heart with arrow๐Ÿ’˜
:heart with ribbon๐Ÿ’
:heartbeat๐Ÿ’“
:heartpulse๐Ÿ’—
:hedgehog๐Ÿฆ”
:highway๐Ÿ›ฃ
:hugging face๐Ÿค—
:id button๐Ÿ†”
:jetโœˆ
:judo๐Ÿฅ‹
:knobs๐ŸŽ›
:liberty๐Ÿ—ฝ
:locomotive๐Ÿš‚
:love letter๐Ÿ’Œ
:lover๐Ÿ˜˜
:mermaid๐Ÿงœโ€
:metro๐Ÿš‡
:microphone๐ŸŽค, ๐ŸŽ™
:middle๐Ÿ–•
:military๐ŸŽ–
:millionaire๐Ÿšค
:minibus๐Ÿš
:mono๐Ÿš, ๐Ÿšˆ
:mother๐Ÿคถ
:motorboat๐Ÿ›ฅ
:nail๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป
:new button๐Ÿ†•
:no smoking๐Ÿšญ
:oil๐Ÿ›ข
:paintbrush๐Ÿ–Œ
:parking๐Ÿ…ฟ
:passport๐Ÿ›‚
:peaceful๐Ÿ˜‡, โ˜ฎ
:penguin๐Ÿง
:piano๐ŸŽน
:pissed๐Ÿคฌ, ๐Ÿ˜’
:plug๐Ÿ”Œ
:pretzel๐Ÿฅจ
:prophecy๐Ÿฅ 
:radioactiveโ˜ข
:railway track๐Ÿ›ค
:recycleโ™ป
:red heartโค
:registeredยฎ
:reminder๐ŸŽ—
:revolving hearts๐Ÿ’ž
:rose๐ŸŒน, ๐Ÿต
:sailboatโ›ต
:sauropod๐Ÿฆ•
:sax๐ŸŽท
:scooter๐Ÿ›ต, ๐Ÿ›ด
:shushing face๐Ÿคซ
:slider๐ŸŽš
:smiling face with heart๐Ÿ˜
:sock๐Ÿงฆ
:sparkling heart๐Ÿ’–
:spew๐Ÿคฎ
:spider web๐Ÿ•ธ
:streamer๐ŸŽ
:suspension๐ŸšŸ
:t-rex๐Ÿฆ–
:tent๐ŸŽช, โ›บ
:thinking face๐Ÿค”
:thx๐Ÿ™
:tichel๐Ÿง•
:titanic๐Ÿšข
:tokyo๐Ÿ—ผ
:tractor๐Ÿšœ
:triton๐Ÿงœโ€
:trumpet๐ŸŽบ
:two hearts๐Ÿ’•
:unlock๐Ÿ”‘, ๐Ÿ”“
:versus๐Ÿ†š
:violin๐ŸŽป
:warningโš 
:waste๐Ÿ—‘
:wheelchairโ™ฟ
:white heart๐Ÿ’Ÿ
:yellow heart๐Ÿ’›
:zebra๐Ÿฆ“

How to Use These Shortcuts?

  • Type the emoji name in search box of the above table to filter and find your favorite emoji.
  • Copy the shortcut and paste on the WhatsApp chat box.
  • WhatsApp by default will highlight the first emoji filtered for the shortcut.
  • Press tab to insert the highlighted emoji.
  • If you see more than one result, use right and left arrows to navigate. When you are on the correct emoji, press tab to insert it on the box.

Other Tips

Here are some more tips to quickly find your emoji.

1. Use Specific Keyword in Shortcut

Typing the general keyword like :face will show you hundreds of emoji with the name including the word face. Therefore, try to use specific keyword like :middle for middle finger emoji. Below is an example that shows when you type the shortcut :angry WhatsApp will show all angry face emoji. If you are looking for angry devil face, type :devil to reduce the search result.

Using Generic Keyword as Shortcut
Using Generic Keyword as Shortcut

2. Choosing Skin Tone Emoji

If the search results in skin tone emoji, you should click the tone you like to insert.

Skin Tone Emoji in WhatsApp
Skin Tone Emoji in WhatsApp

3. Shortcuts for Country Flag Emojis in WhatsApp

You can also easily insert the country flags by adding the country name after colon.

  • For example, :us will show USA flag and :uk will show United Kingdom flag.
  • For other countries, you can simply use the country name to find the flag like :germany, :france or :spain.

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