What are emojis?
Emojis, everyone knows what is it. There are the small icons that we insert in a message to express your feeling. 🙂(happy) 😍 (love) 😎 (cool) 😲 (wow) 😱 (scary) 😡 (angry)
More, you can also insert emojis to express events like Christmas🎄 , Victory🏆, Wedding 👰and also Objects ☎ 🔒 🚗 📸 🍺
Since Excel 2010, emojis can be added to your worksheets as name, use in formulas or in charts
How to insert emojis in Excel?
The easiest way is to use the virtual keyboard of Windows 10.
1. Start by opening the virtual keyboard on the task bar. If the icon is not visible, Right-Click on the bar and check the option Show Touch Keyboard Button.
2. In the virtual keyboard, open the icons set.
3. Choose the emojis you want to insert.
Add other icons
But the virtual keyboard doesn't present the full list of existing emoticons like animals, objects or symbols. On this page , you can see the full list of emojis.
Each one has is own hexadecimal code (like 1F515 to display a silence mode)
Now in Excel, to insert an emoticon from its hexadecimal code, we will use 2 functions
- HEX2DEC will convert the hexadecimal code to decimal
- UNICHAR will turn this decimal code into emojis
And then you convert this formula with a copy-paste value.
Icon in color
When you add emojis in Excel desktop they are black and white. But when you open the same workbook on Excel Online, you can see them in color 😃
How icons could be used in Excel?
As worksheet name
Emojis can be used as Worksheet name
Emojis can also be used in a formula. In the following example, the prices of rooms are identify by emojis. The VLOOKUP function return the result in function of each icons.
Certainly the best way to use emojis is to use them in a chart
Also, if you create a column with emojis, you can use them with slicers