Emoticons are today a rage on social media sites and instant messengers – in this article we look at including them in emails composed in Outlook.
Communication in the modern world is incomplete without emotions, which are best expressed with emoticons in the social media sites and other popular applications. We guess, now you are thinking if there could be a way to add Emoticons in MS Outlook too, which is likely be an integral part of your day to day life. In case, you are still confused thinking what is the need to add emoticons in Outlook, then all we can say is that these are the best tools to convey messages in the shortest possible way that is often considered funny or casual by the receiver. So, here are some useful and quick tips to include emoticons in MS Outlook.
It’s true that people usually use emoticons in personal chats and email messages on a fancy level in various social media sites and applications like Whatsapp, Facebook, WeChat and so on. So, at once, it might not even occur in a professional’s mind to use these emoticons in a professional platform like MS Outlook. However, in case, if you wish to give a modern turn to your business relations via emails, you can choose to use emoticons in MS Outlook as well. Although, the emoticons present in Outlook are a bit old fashioned and limited in choice, yet we can say something is better than nothing at all.
Bear in mind that there is no way inside Outlook to add custom emoticons, but you can include them via AutoCorrect Feature. This feature interestingly converts your textual counterpart in a matching icon depending on your choice. Take for instance, if you type : ( it will be converted automatically to a L via AutoCorrect Feature. Moreover, AutoCorrect also allows you to convert the dull and old Outlook’s emoticons into the new and more colorful emoticons with utmost ease.
Now, let us elaborate on how to add emoticons that can include logos, smiley and icons in MS Outlook through AutoCorrect Feature. For this your first step would be to Compose A New Message. After this, simply add or insert the symbol or any image of your choice from the system, web or any other application. Next step would be to go to the AutoCorrect Options Dialog Box and if you are using Outlook 2010, 2013 or 2016 versions, then go to the File Tab and then to the Options Tab followed by picking the Mail Option and clicking on the Spelling and AutoCorrect Option. In case you are using Outlook 2003 or other older versions, you can find AutoCorrect under the Tools Tab. You will be then required to type your characters for converting into emoticons under the Replace Field followed by clicking on the Add or Replace Option and finally click on OK.
So, now we assume that working on MS Outlook will be fun for you with all the lovely and expressive emoticons that you can include using the above mentioned tips. No matter, whether you are sending a personal or a professional email message, you can use these emoticons to express in a better way.
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