Microsoft introduced a physical Emoji key on the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard and Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard in 2019, together with their proprietary Office key. It does officially require Microsoft Windows 10, version 1903 (May 2019 Update) or later.
The Emoji Picker can also be launched with Windows+. (period) or Windows+; (semicolon).
An emoji picker is sometimes visible in the touch bar on some keyboards.
On macOS 10.9 and later, an emoji picker is launched on screen with Control ^+Command ⌘+Space. That shortcut could however also be mapped by an application program to do something else.
- The Verge—Microsoft has dedicated Office and emoji keys on its new keyboards. (Dated 2019-10-11)
- Microsoft.com—Use Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard (Dated 2019-10-15)