How to type Emoji with shortcuts on iPhone

You can use keyboard shortcuts to specify emojis for particular key phrases to make typing emoji pretty fast.

Step #1. Go to Settings – Tap on General.

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Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Keyboard > Tap on Shortcuts.

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Step #3. Tap on “+” sign from top right corner.

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Step #4. Now, all you’ve got to do is tap along side “Phrase” to add your choice of emoticon and then tap along side “Shortcut” to insert the text to convert to emoji.

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Step #5. Tap on Save from top right corner.

Step #6. That’s it. You’re done. Now test out if the shortcut works. This will work everywhere: Whatsapp, iMessage, Notes, Mail.. if you don’t want the shortcut to kick in and become the emoji, you can tap on the little ‘x’ when you get the shortcut prompt.

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