[SOLVED]How do I get iPhone emoticons in the MBA messages app when iMessaging people?

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  1. NewbieToMacs, Aug 22, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013

    NewbieToMacs macrumors newbie

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    EDIT: Found a solution to the problem. Look at post #3 below for it.

    I like being able to message people while using my MBA, but I use a lot of emoticons to display emotion and keep conversations light hearted. The MBA doesn't seem to have any of these (it only sends text faces like :'( instead of a real picture emoticon like on the iPhone).

    How would I get them?

    p.s. I already tried the bottom right of the text area with the faces, those aren't real emoticons... simply text faces as I explained above.
     
  2. NewbieToMacs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also, when I send an iPhone emoticon iMessage to my MBA it actually works. My MBA sees the picture, so it's not like the MBA can't handle emoticons. Just that when I am sending texts to iPhones from my MBA there doesn't seem to be an option to send emoticons, just text based smileys.

    How would I fix this?
     
  3. NewbieToMacs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solved it! :D

    Anytime you're in the text field simply press:
    command + option + t

    That will put up a list of options, one of which is Emoji that you can use for sending to iPhones.
     

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