On a mobile phone, there’s no doubt that using emoji is so much easier on a phone. Only a simple tap on the button on the virtual keyboard, scroll to the one you want and tap it to enter. It isn’t that easy on the desktop.
What Google Chrome is proposing is adding an emoji option on the menu that appears when you right-click any text field. Users can then right-click to get to the emoji option and pull up the emoji options for Mac, Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS, depending on what operating system they’re running. This feature supports emoji on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS but is that it’s currently limited to Chrome Canary as it is undergoing the testing phase for now. For people who are using Chrome Canary, this feature can be enabled by going to chrome://flags and searching for “emoji.”
It’s not a quite new addition as there are other ways to use emoji on the desktop, like the shortcut Command + Control + Space for Macs or the touch keyboard on certain Windows devices. The feature hasn’t yet made it to the public version of Chrome, but it may be released in the coming weeks.