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Can someone please tell me how to find emojis (Original Post) housecat Dec 2022 OP
When you reply to someone, click on the "smilies" option to the far right. tanyev Dec 2022 #1
Thanks! housecat Dec 2022 #8
thanks! housecat Dec 2022 #9
Thanks from a noob. Mr. Mxyzptlk Jan 2023 #19
Welcome to DU! Love your username. tanyev Jan 2023 #21
Thanks! Mr. Mxyzptlk Jan 2023 #22
Yeah, this board moves quickly, especially the General Discussion forum. tanyev Jan 2023 #23
Right underneath a new threads subject line dweller Dec 2022 #2
thanks! housecat Dec 2022 #10
If you're referring to DU's MontanaMama Dec 2022 #3
thanks! housecat Dec 2022 #11
Look right under reply title. yorkster Dec 2022 #4
thanks! housecat Dec 2022 #12
...and when you click the three little dots, more will appear! Leghorn21 Dec 2022 #5
thanks! housecat Dec 2022 #16
Ha, I see what you did there!! Leghorn21 Dec 2022 #17
thanks! I like it here housecat Dec 2022 #18
If you want "phone" emojis in your text... (not just the "DU" smilies) usonian Dec 2022 #6
Thank you! housecat Dec 2022 #13
thanks! housecat Dec 2022 #14
DU has the single best emoji anywhere. vanlassie Dec 2022 #7
Thanks! housecat Dec 2022 #15
Yes you can KS Toronado Jan 2023 #20


(42,069 posts)
21. Welcome to DU! Love your username.
Sun Jan 8, 2023, 09:18 AM
Jan 2023

Reminds me of many years of sneaking into my brother's room to read his comic books.

Mr. Mxyzptlk

(4 posts)
22. Thanks!
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 09:51 PM
Jan 2023

Hi Tanyev,

Thanks for your warm welcome. I'm off to a very slow and somewhat disappointing start in this community. Not ONE person had a thing to say about my post of Hakeem Jeffries' amazing speech prior to handing the gavel of the PEOPLE'S HOUSE over to the clown (Pennywise??) who accepted it. I put hours of work into the very nearly verbatim transcript of the Democratic House Minority Leader's speech. As far as I know, even to this date, there is no better transcript online. I'm an excellent editor and I have the time, energy, zeal and skill to do more of this kind of work, but I don't see any enthusiasm for it in this forum at this point. I'm brand spanking new to this forum, so maybe I didn't post it in the proper place and buried it too deep. I really don't know. I've tried to involve myself in discussions at Daily Kos and was only made fun of by another very snarky "democrat." Might have been an undercover troll; who knows, but I haven't felt like putting anymore of myself out there in THAT forum, which I OTHERWISE support by adding my name to many petitions AND with financial support as I am able. I cannot say what my ongoing participation in THIS forum will be, but at least the community based moderation here seems quite capable of eliminating any undercover trolls very efficiently. What a shame our country, and really, the whole World, is in such bad social and political shape. Well, lest I blah blah blah you to death, I will finish by once again thanking your for your warm welcome. And yes, Mr. Mxyzptlk, who appears if you can say his name backwards, was from some old school comics, indeed. I was pleasantly surprised that the name was not already taken. I remember the spelling thusly: Mixy zip talk! LOL!

Mr. Mxyzptlk


(42,069 posts)
23. Yeah, this board moves quickly, especially the General Discussion forum.
Sat Jan 14, 2023, 02:10 PM
Jan 2023

Lots of good stuff doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Remember for every registered member there are lots of non-registered lurkers, so even if no one replies it doesn’t mean your efforts were in vain. I’ve lost track of how many quips I’ve thrown out there, certain they were comedy gold, only to be met with the online version of silence. (*tap,tap* “Hello, is this thing on?”) But I kept plugging away, and sometimes it amazes me how many posts I’ve managed to rack up.


(23,409 posts)
2. Right underneath a new threads subject line
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 11:07 AM
Dec 2022

Is a smilies button, click that, select one
It will appear in your thread where the cursor is



(23,139 posts)
3. If you're referring to DU's
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 11:09 AM
Dec 2022

emojis…when you make a post, they’re above the text box right here ☝️!


(1,359 posts)
4. Look right under reply title.
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 11:10 AM
Dec 2022

Smilies is right below b I u - bold italics underline.
When you tap smilies they appear. Once they appear, you tap same place to "hide smilies".

Took me awhile to find it at the beginning as well.


(9,077 posts)
6. If you want "phone" emojis in your text... (not just the "DU" smilies)
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 12:31 PM
Dec 2022

Do whatever your computer or phone requires (a magic key combination or the globe symbol on the keyboard) and you will get the emoji keyboard if you enabled it. These are "unicode" characters that the title and text fields recognize and display.

Computer example: (I invoked with control-command-spacebar)

Phone example:

You can get additional "emoji keyboards" for phones and tablets in app stores, and sometimes just do a web search for "volcano emoji" or whatever and copy and paste the character IF it's a unicode character and not a graphic image. To do the latter, you have to follow the procedure for inserting images in your post.

i.e. https://www.democraticunderground.com/103659987

KS Toronado

(16,273 posts)
20. Yes you can
Sun Jan 8, 2023, 05:17 AM
Jan 2023

Right click on emoji you want to use and select "copy image link" or something similar depending on software
or device, then paste in a word document and it'll look something like this.....


Then whenever you want to use it just click on the letter salad and paste. Clear as mud?

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