Emoji On Apple WatchSource: iMore

Just as you can on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, you can send emoji to your contacts using your Apple Watch. You've got a choice between the standard set of emoji, as well as some Apple-exclusive animated characters that add some more fun to your messages.

Take control of emoji on your Apple Watch with watchOS 4 with this guide.

How to send an emoji on your Apple Watch

  1. Open Messages from the Home screen of your Apple Watch.
  2. Select the conversation in which you wish to send a message. Alternatively, Force Touch on the display to bring up the New Message option.
  3. Tap the emoji button (looks like a smiling face).

    Sending an emoji on Apple Watch showing the steps to tap Messages, then tap a message, and then tap the emoji pickerSource: iMore

  4. Scroll up or down to find the emoji you want using either your finger or the Digital Crown.

  5. Tap on the emoji character you would like to send. If you're starting a new message, hit Send.

    Scroll, find, send

How to send Animoji and Memoji stickers on Apple Watch

In addition to the standard emoji, you can send an Animoji or one of your more recently-used Memoji, too.

Get an iPhone SE with Mint Mobile service for $30/mo

  1. Open Messages from the Home screen of your Apple Watch.
  2. Select the conversation in which you wish to send a message. Alternatively, Force Touch on the display to bring up the New Message option.
  3. Tap the emoji button (looks like a smiling face).

    Sending an emoji on Apple Watch showing the steps to tap Messages, then tap a message, and then tap the emoji pickerSource: iMore

  4. Scroll past the standard emoji and tap an Animoji you want to send.

  5. Scroll to the bottom and tap More Stickers to see your Memoji.
  6. Tap a Memoji that you want to send.

    Sending emoji on Apple Watch showing the steps to tap an Animoji, scroll to the bottom and tap More Stickers and then tap a MemojiSource: iMore

How to jump to emoji categories on your Apple Watch

  1. Open Messages from the Home screen of your Apple Watch.
  2. Select the conversation in which you wish to send a message. Alternatively, Force Touch on the display to bring up the New Message option.
  3. Tap the emoji button (looks like a smiling face).

    Sending an emoji on Apple Watch showing the steps to tap Messages, then tap a message, and then tap the emoji pickerSource: iMore

  4. Scroll past the Animoji stickers and tap a category. You can select from Smileys & People, Animals & Nature, Food & Drink, Activity, Travel & Places, Objects, Symbols, and Flags.

  5. Tap the emoji you want to send.

    Sending Emoji on Apple Watch showing the steps to pick an emoji category and then tapping the emoji you want to sendSource: iMore

How to use Scribble to send an emoji on Apple Watch

You can also use the Scribble feature on Apple Watch to send an emoji. You don't get to draw a picture of a smiley face (or poop), but you can use the emoji picker right from the Scribble interface. Here's how.

How to use Scribble to send an emoji on Apple Watch

Emoji: Everything you need to know!

Main

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.