Shortcuts when typing. (-_-;)
So, recently I've started noticing how often I'll be typing something and instead of going immediately to the emoji box, scrolling, etc... I still have the habit of typing out things like we did on the internet before emojis were popular and everywhere.
Like XD instead of the ":laughing:" emoji... or <3 only to have to delete it and go find the specific blue heart that I always want to use because <3 only shows the red heart. T^T
It would be nice if there was a way to set up text shortcuts like you can on your phone's keyboard because it would make typing a lot easier. ;)
There are a lot of different types of smileys and different colors of them things now that I'd like to easily be able to type X( and know what I'm going to get since ***I*** set it up.
I hope that you can look into this :)
The text emoji world needs you! :D ^_^ ^o^ C:
Indeed, it's a great idea and it's much more practical!
I vote for this idea!1
If you type ":", you'll start getting suggestions for emojis. You can then use it as a search to find the specific emoji you want.
You can type ":blue" and you'll get suggestions for all emojis that have "blue" in their name.
Is that what you're asking for?0
@eccos, No that isn't what I'm saying. Typing out the tag for :blue_heart: is long and takes more time to find what your looking for. Where as I could just type <3, and if we had textual shortcuts, a blue heart would just appear like the red one that it does currently. I would get to choose what <3 routes to among other emoticons.
Before the emoji list buttons were everywhere we had our own shortcuts, or shorthand at least, that doesn't work in our favor anymore. It's almost is more steps to my posts than how I'd like them to be. It's nice to have the list on hand for the really weird ones but for my most common ones, I'd like to not have to type out :pensive: every time I need a specific sad emoji. It's faster to type :( and it just happen.1