However, Windows 11 (line on Windows 10) comes with the emoji panel that lets you quickly insert symbols and kaomoji (face characters) in addition to emojis, so you don’t have to remember any “ALT” codes or use extra steps. Windows even comes with “Character Map,” which is a legacy application that includes all the symbols you will ever need.  In this guide, you will learn the easy steps to insert symbols and kaomoji in documents, text files, emails, and social media posts on Windows 11.

Insert symbols using emoji panel Insert symbols using Character Map

Insert symbols using emoji panel

To insert symbols or kaomoji on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the symbol will appear in the document, and you use them, the most frequently used will appear in the “most recently used” tab to make it even easier to select them the next time. 

Insert symbols using Character Map

You can still use the legacy Character Map app to insert symbols on Windows 11 using these steps: After you complete the steps, you can insert the symbol by right-clicking and selecting the Paste option (or using the Ctrl + V keyboard shortcut).

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