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[SOLVED] How Do I Copy And Paste Symbols Or Emojis Into A Facebook Post?

Ever wondered how people include those cool emojis in their Facebook posts? Can it simply be as easy as copy and paste emojis or symbols and then click “post”?

This was exactly what I was wondering right before I wrote this post…and I found that yes, you can copy and paste emojis right into Facebook.

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Understanding The Process Of Copying And Pasting Emojis or Icons Into Facebook

Being the big fan of coffee that I am, I was creating a post on “National Coffee Day” a while back and I was wondering how I would go about adding a coffee cup icon to my post. Facebook has added Stickers and Feelings, that can be added to posts, but I didn’t really like anything they had.

I wanted something more like an emoji…you know…a coffee cup.

So, I ran a few searches to find what I was looking for and lo-and-behold, the Internet delivered. It took a few queries, though, to find what I wanted. Some of the searches I tried were:

  • Adding icons to Facebook posts
  • Copy and paste an icon to a Facebook post
  • Can you add emojis to Facebook?
  • Can you copy and paste an emoji to Facebook?
  • List of icons that can be added to a Facebook post

If was the last one that that resulted in the post I was looking for. Thanks to Steve Bizuns over at, I found the perfect coffee cup icon that I could simply highlight, copy, and paste into my post.Yep, it’s a simple emoji copy and paste process.

NOTE: If you want a coffee cup for your post, you can find it, here.

Be aware, that the icons don’t always come over exactly as expected. For example, Steve’s coffee cup icons look like this on his page:

An example of coffee cup bullets that you can add into your Facebook posts

When I pasted them into Facebook, however, they came out a little different, looking like this:

What coffee cup bullets really look like when you paste them into Facebook



Just a little different, but no worries. It’s still a good looking cup of coffee.

Where are some places to find emojis to copy and paste into Facebook?

If you want a TON of other icons that you can copy/paste into your Facebook posts, check out Emojipedia. They have a searchable database of fun things to spice up your posts, beyond just plain text and backgrounds.

Apparently, they call their coffee cup “hot beverage”, which is probably why it didn’t show up in my search results on Google.

Are these emojis only for Facebook or can I copy and paste them into other social networks like Twitter?

The good news is that other networks like Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok all allow for the copying and pasting of emojis, as well. Just find the right icon, highlight it, copy, and paste.

What about Microsoft Word emojis to copy and paste?

This one was mentioned by a reader in a comment, so I though I would add it, as well.

If you create an emoji or symbol in a Microsoft Word document, you can highlight that Word emoji to copy and paste it right into Facebook and other social networks.

Cool, right? So, as an example, in the image below I typed :) and Microsoft Word changed it to a smiley face. Once it was converted to the emoji, I just selected it, and hit Ctrl+C on my Windows machine. For Mac uses, Cmd + C.

With it copied to my clipboard, I just headed over to Facebook to paste the emoji right into a status update.

You can copy and paste emojis and symbols from Microsoft Word directly into Facebook and other social networks

Hopefully, those resources will make your Facebook posts a little more interesting.

Have a favorite icon, bullet, or emoji that you’d like to share? Do so in a comment. Have a great resource that has lists of icons and bullets? Share that, too!


Dana Delania

Wednesday 30th of March 2022

One tip I though I would share. If you create an emoji in Microsoft Word, you can copy and paste it right into Facebook. It also works for Instagram and TikTok. Enjoy, and thanks for the article.


Sunday 25th of April 2021

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Sunday 27th of September 2020

I used to be able to copy a text, from a facebook group, with emojis - and paste it into another facebook group. But now that facebook has a new layout, when I paste the text, the emoji's are all replaced with a camera icon - and I am trying to figure out how I can still paste them in. No luck so far...


Friday 30th of October 2020

I am having the same challenge - all the emojis turn into cameras. I can copy and paste doing it on my phone, but not my desktop. Doing it on your phone is a pain, as you can only have 1 screen open at a time. Wished I knew how to fix!

Debbie Kale

Saturday 24th of October 2020

ugh me too! Such a pain to go through and replace the cameras. That's the only solution I've found so far.

Christine McCubbin

Friday 21st of August 2020

Hi - have you discovered any ways to add emojis to the titles on Facebook Marketplace posts (private - not business ads)?