The Emoji panel, which you see on Windows 10 can now be opened inside Google Chrome when you right click and select the Emoji option in Context menu in a text field. Google has shipped Chrome 68 with Emoji Context Menu option, this is just a shortcut to open Emoji panel available in Windows 10, as you can also use Win key+ period shortcut (anytime) to open it in every application on Windows 10.
Chrome users don’t need to get excited as the Emoji panel present in Windows 10 can be opened and accessed in/from Firefox and other applications by using the win + ‘.’ shortcut as said above. Google has been testing the Emoji feature since some time in the Canary and dev versions of Chrome browser and it is available behind Emoji Context Menu flag.
The flag ‘Enables the Emoji picker item in context menus for editable text areas, if supported by the operating system. – Mac, Windows, Chrome OS’.
If supported by Operating System says it all, if you’re using Windows, it’s only available on Windows 10. If you’re using any other Windows versions, that flag does nothing and has no effect.
If you’re using Chrome 68 or later on Windows 10, you don’t need to enable that flag, as it has been activated by the Chrome team in the current version, check the below tweet for confirmation.
Want to be 😎 on your laptop? Follow these steps:
1. Make sure your Chrome is up to date
2. Right click on a text field
3. See the new “Emoji” option in the menu
4. Add emoji to everything 💅
Brand new feature on Chrome for Windows this week!! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/MfuGGvrYRx
— Adrienne Porter Felt (@__apf__) August 8, 2018
Don’t like Emoji Picker Context menu item in Chrome? You can disable or remove it.
Disable or remove Emoji option in Context Menu in Chrome on Windows 10
1. Visit chrome://flags/#enable-emoji-context-menu
2. Select Disabled, restart the browser.
What’s your take on the Emoji menu in Chrome? Are you going to use it? Let us know in the comments below.