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First of all you must have Windows 10 version 1909 or later. The emoji keyboard was first introduced on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update so it would work also on that version and above.

For Windows 8, there is a native built in button for emojis inside the touch keyboard.

Emoji keyboard on Windows 8

What is an emoji and a kaomoji?

An emoji are the ones you called an ideograms usually used in social media and messaging platforms. They are similar to emoticons, except that the emojis are pictures and not typographic.

How to type emoji on Windows 10

In order to use emojis on Windows 10, first is you must execute this key shortcuts Ctrl + ; (semicolon) and Ctrl + . (period). Either of the two shortcuts will open a popover that would show under the text cursor.

Emoji Popover in Windows 10

Kaomoji on Windows 10

Similar to the emojis shortcut, the kaomoji’s can be similarly invoke. On the popover click the ;-) (Winking Face) tab to show kaomoji’s.

Kaomoji Popover on Windows 10

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