How to Use WhatsApp Emoji Search on iPhone, Android, Web and Desktop

With over a billion users WhatsApp is now a primary mode of communication. For most of us, we can’t imagine texting on WhatsApp without the use of Emojis. If you fall under that category of users who use a lot of Emojis in their messages then you know the pain of finding the right one(s) for a certain message. But did you know you could search for them instead of manually switching tabs and finding the relevant ones? We are here with this article for the same purpose of letting you know how to WhatsApp Emoji search. We cover the steps for iPhone, Android, web and Desktop app.

WhatsApp Emoji Search

There is no official option in iPhone to search emoji on WhatsApp. However, there is native iOS feature which can help you in achieving that. Here’s how.

Search Emoji on WhatsApp in iPhone

1. Head over to Settings and select General.

2. Under General select Keyboard.

WhatsApp Emoji Search on iPhone

3. Next, toggle Predictive switch to ON.

With this, there will be an additional row added above the keyboard keys which shows suggestions based on the word you type. We leverage this feature to search Emojis. You can now open WhatsApp and type “love” you will see an Emoji that matches the text in the suggestion.

Search Emojis on WhatsApp

Tap on it to get it in the message box for sending. Similarly, it will show Emojis for other words if there are any.

You can even create your own shortcuts for Emojis on iOS to type them if you are not satisfied with the default suggestions.


WhatsApp has the Emoji search feature officially which was rolled out recently.

1. Open WhatsApp and select the desired conversation(personal or group chat).

2. Tap on the Emoji icon which is present to the left of the message field. Now, select the search icon at the bottom left of the keyboard.

Search Emojis on WhatsApp in Android

3. A new search field will appear. Type the word related to the emoji you want and all the emojis matching that word will come up.

This does cuts down the time to find emojis.

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WhatsApp Web & Desktop

If you are using the web version or the software for Windows and Mac then all you need to do is use the following query.

Type : and then start typing the word connected with the Emoji. If there are any Emoji’s matching your query then they will appear in a new row that is added above the message box.

Emojis search on WhatsApp Desktop and Web

: signals that you are trying to search for an Emoji on the web and desktop WhatsApp version.

Also Read: How to Export WhatsApp Contacts to Computer or Smartphone

We hope that these methods will help you save a lot of time while typing emojis in your WhatsApp messages. If you think that the tutorial provides value then don’t forget it to share it with your friends.


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