LinkedIn Emojis: The Hows and Whys

linkedin emojis the hows and whys

You’ve probably seen them before โ€” people using emojis on LinkedIn. And you may have wondered, are they seriously trying to make a professional first impression using a cartoon eggplant or smiley face?ย 

As it turns out, those people might be on to something. In today’s business world, building relationships is more important than ever. And one of the best ways to build rapport and establish trust is through the use of emojis.

Here’s why you should consider using emojis on LinkedIn and how to use them strategically.

If you’re an emoji fan and are simply looking for a guide on how you can add emojis to LinkedIn posts, profiles and messages, click the button below:

Is It Good To Use LinkedIn Emojis?

Did you know “Word of the Year” is a thing?

Oxford Dictionaries created this tradition back in 2004 as a way to reflect on the ever-changing English language.

And here comes a fun fact:

In 2015, the nominated Word of the Year wasn’t a word at all. It’s this thing here:

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So why the sudden obsession with these tiny little pictures?

What made Oxford name the Face with Tears of Joy emoticon, Word of the Year?

Well, here’s what they had to say:

Emojis are no longer the preserve of texting teens โ€” instead, they have been embraced as a nuanced form of expression, and one which can cross language barriers.

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Emojis have become so widespread that even the most conservative of businesses are starting to see the value in using them.

On LinkedIn, adding an emoji boosts engagement. Here are 4 reasons why:

Emojis convey emotion.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Sometimes, words just aren’t enough. That’s where emojis come in handy.

A well-placed and relevant emoji can communicate complex emotions and feelings better than words alone.

One of the most important things in communication is being able to discern tone. When you’re reading an email or text message, you can’t see the sender’s facial expressions or hear the inflection in their voice.

As a result, it can be easy to misread someone’s tone. Was that sarcasm? Irritation? Humour? It’s often hard to tell.

But when you add an emoji to your message, you can communicate your tone more effectively.

Emojis humanise your brand and company.

People want to work with companies and individuals they feel they can relate to โ€” not faceless corporations that seem out of touch with the human experience.

So, by adding an emoji or two (or three!), you’re making it easier for people to connect with you and your company on a personal level.

Emojis can help you stand out from the competition.

In the digital space where everyone is vying for attention, anything you can do to make your communication more visually engaging will help you stand out from the crowd.

And since most people still don’t use emojis in their LinkedIn communications, simply using them sparingly can make a big impact.

Emojis add personality.

No matter what industry you’re in, LinkedIn is still a networking site. And as with any networking situation, you want to come across as personable and relatable.

Emojis can help you do just that by adding personality to your posts, profile and messages.

Striking a balance is key โ€” too many emojis can come across as unprofessional, but a few strategically placed ones can make all the difference.

How To Add Emojis on LinkedIn

Now that we’ve established that emojis can be a valuable addition to your LinkedIn strategy, let’s take a look at how you can use them.

How To Add Emojis to LinkedIn Post

add emojis to linkedin post

1. Go to your News Feed.

2. Create a new post.

3. Bring up the Emoji Keyboard.

  • PC Hotkeys: Windows + ; OR Windows + .
  • Mac Hotkeys: Control + Command + Spacebar

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4. As you write your post, add relevant emoticons sparingly.

How To Add an Emoji to Your LinkedIn Name

add emoji to linkedin name

1. Click on your LinkedIn Profile page.

2. Select Edit Intro.

3. Bring up the Emoji Keyboard.ย 

4. Now, add the emoji that reflects your personality or the message you want to communicate in your name.

How To Add Emoji to LinkedIn Profile (Summary, Description, Job Titles, etc.)

add emojis to linkedin profile

1. Click on your LinkedIn Profile page.

2. Select any section within your profile.

3. Bring up the Emoji Keyboard.

4. Add your preferred emoji.

How To Add Emoji to LinkedIn Messages or Comments

add emojis to linkedin messages

You can use the available LinkedIn emoji keyboard below the message bar. Click on the smiley face icon to open up the keyboard, then select your desired emoji.

Alternatively, just hit the standard Emoji Keyboard Hotkeys like you would for other communications on LinkedIn. That’s…

Windows key + Semicolon key *or* Windows key + Period key for PC.

Control key + Command key + Spacebar for Mac.

If, for some reason, the hotkeys don’t work for you, we have a comprehensive list of emojis you can copy and paste into any of your messages.

LinkedIn Emoji List

๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿค’๐Ÿค•๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฆ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฒ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿ•ต๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•ด๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ‘ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘‰โ˜๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿ‘‡โœŒ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ––๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ–โœŠโœ‹๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’˜โค๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ข๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ—จ๐Ÿ—ฏ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ•ณ๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘˜๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ก๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽฉ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ“ฟ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ž

๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฏ๐Ÿ””๐Ÿ”•๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽ™๐ŸŽš๐ŸŽ›๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽป๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ“ฒโ˜Ž๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“Ÿ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿ”Œ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ–จโŒจ๐Ÿ–ฑ๐Ÿ–ฒ๐Ÿ’ฝ๐Ÿ’พ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ“ฝ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“น๐Ÿ“ผ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ“ก๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”ฆ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ“”๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ“’๐Ÿ“ƒ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“„๐Ÿ“ฐ๐Ÿ—ž๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ด๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ถ๐Ÿ’ท๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ณ๐Ÿ’น๐Ÿ“ค๐Ÿ“ฅ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐Ÿ“ซ๐Ÿ“ช๐Ÿ“ฌ๐Ÿ“ญ๐Ÿ“ฎ๐Ÿ—ณโœโœ’๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–Š๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“‚๐Ÿ—‚๐Ÿ“…๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ—’๐Ÿ—“๐Ÿ“‡๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“‰๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“‹๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“Ž๐Ÿ–‡๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—ƒ๐Ÿ—„๐Ÿ—‘๐Ÿ”’๐Ÿ”“๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿ—œ๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ—ก๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ›ก๐Ÿน๐Ÿšฌ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›ข๐Ÿ”ฎ

๐Ÿต๐Ÿ’๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿด๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿท๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿน๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿป๐Ÿจ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿš๐Ÿฆ€๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿฆ‚๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿต๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿž๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒญ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿš๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿช๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿผโ˜•๐Ÿต๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿท๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿบ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿณ๐Ÿบ

๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒ‹๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ–๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿš๐Ÿ ๐Ÿกโ›ช๐Ÿ•‹๐Ÿ•Œ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ—ผ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ—พโ›ฒโ›บ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ†๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒ‰โ™จ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข๐Ÿ’ˆ๐ŸŽช๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฐ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿšƒ๐Ÿš„๐Ÿš…๐Ÿš†๐Ÿš‡๐Ÿšˆ๐Ÿš‰๐ŸšŠ๐Ÿš๐Ÿšž๐Ÿš‹๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš–๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš™๐Ÿšš๐Ÿš›๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšฒโ›ฝ๐Ÿ›ฃ๐Ÿ›ค๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšฅ๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿšงโ›ต๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿ›ณ๐Ÿ›ฅ๐Ÿšขโœˆ๐Ÿ›ฉ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿš๐ŸšŸ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿšก๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ฐ๐Ÿ›Ž๐Ÿšช๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿ›โณโŒšโฐ๐Ÿ•ฐ๐Ÿ•›๐Ÿ•ง๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•œ๐Ÿ•‘๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•’๐Ÿ•ž๐Ÿ•“๐Ÿ•Ÿ๐Ÿ•”๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ••๐Ÿ•ก๐Ÿ•–๐Ÿ•ข๐Ÿ•—๐Ÿ•ฃ๐Ÿ•˜๐Ÿ•ค๐Ÿ•™๐Ÿ•ฅ๐Ÿ•š๐Ÿ•ฆ๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ“๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒ›๐ŸŒœ๐ŸŒกโ˜€๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒ โ˜โ›…๐ŸŒค๐ŸŒฅ๐ŸŒฆ๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒจ๐ŸŒฉ๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒซ๐ŸŒฌ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒ‚โ˜”โ„โ›„๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡โœจ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‹๐ŸŽŒ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‘๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ–๐ŸŽ—๐ŸŽž๐ŸŽŸ๐ŸŽซ๐Ÿทโšฝโšพ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽฑ๐ŸŽณโ›ณ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฝ๐ŸŽฟ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšต๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“๐Ÿธ๐ŸŽฏ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ•น๐ŸŽฒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ€„๐ŸŽด

๐Ÿ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿด๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿง๐Ÿšฎ๐Ÿšฐ๐Ÿšน๐Ÿšบ๐Ÿšป๐Ÿšผ๐Ÿšพ๐Ÿ›‚๐Ÿ›ƒ๐Ÿ›„๐Ÿ›…๐Ÿšธโ›”๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿšณ๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿšฏ๐Ÿšฑ๐Ÿšทโ˜ขโ˜ฃ๐Ÿ›โš›๐Ÿ“›๐Ÿ”ฐ๐Ÿ”ฑใ€ฝโœณโœดโ‡๐Ÿ’ฑ๐Ÿ’ฒโ“ใ€ฐโญโฏโฎโธโนโบโ๐ŸŽฆ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ“ถ๐Ÿ“ต๐Ÿ“ณ๐Ÿ“ด๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ”ž๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ”ข๐Ÿ”ฃ๐Ÿ”ค๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†Ž๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ†‘๐Ÿ†’๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ†”๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ†–๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ†—๐Ÿ…ฟ๐Ÿ†˜๐Ÿ†™๐Ÿ†š๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ‚๐Ÿˆท๐Ÿˆถ๐Ÿˆฏ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿˆน๐Ÿˆš๐Ÿˆฒ๐Ÿ‰‘๐Ÿˆธ๐Ÿˆด๐ŸˆณใŠ—ใŠ™๐Ÿˆบ๐Ÿˆต๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ”˜

Conclusion

Emojis have become increasingly commonplace in professional contexts โ€” including on LinkedIn. When used strategically, LinkedIn emoticons can help you add personality to your company’s profile, make your posts more eye-catching, and increase engagement rates with other users. Just remember not to overdo it โ€” a few well-placed emojis will suffice.

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