If you’re on your phone and you want to enter an emoji into a message you’re sending, it’s a pretty quick and painless process. However when it comes to entering emojis on the desktop, that’s a different story as there’s no real obvious way to do that. The good news is that if you’re using Chrome, Google will be introducing some shortcuts.
According to Google’s Adrienne Porter Felt (via 9to5Google), they are testing out a faster way for users to insert emojis on the desktop in Chrome. This comes in the form of right-clicking a text field on the web in which there will be a menu for emojis where users can select their emojis from. While the initial tweet mentions Chrome for Mac, it should be noted that it should work for Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS as well.
This is currently part of the Chrome Canary channel which is sort of like a beta which means that it isn’t as readily available just yet. This also means that there is a chance certain features won’t work as it should and that the final product might change, but for those interested in testing it out you can go ahead and do so.
No word on when the feature will eventually find its way into the stable version of Chrome, but if you’re not particularly savvy when it comes to keyboard shortcuts to bring up emojis on the computer, this could be a worthwhile alternative if you’re a Chrome user.