Emoji Picker

:heart_eyes: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :joy: :stuck_out_tongue: Instantly add Emoji support to input fields on your website! :boom: :sparkles: :thumbsup: :metal:

Example Screenshot

Demo: http://onesignal.github.io/emoji-picker/demo

Installation & Usage:

On Robustness: This library isn’t super robust, so if you find any issues, please report it so it can be fixed (or feel free to fix it yourself). Code quality improvements are also welcome, always looking to make it better!

On CDN & Multiple Files: Currently, the number of JavaScript files you have to include is not ideal (6 files). The files will eventually be concatenated and minified, but it might be a bit until this happens. When that’s complete, it’ll be added to CDNJs as well.

  1. In your <head> section, add the following stylesheet links. Adjust the lib/css path to match yours.
    <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.4.0/css/font-awesome.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="lib/css/emoji.css" rel="stylesheet">
  1. Before the end of your <body> section, add the following JavaScript links. This library depends on jQuery, so jQuery must also be included, before these scripts are run. Once again, adjust the lib/css path to match yours.
    <!-- ** Don't forget to Add jQuery here ** -->
    <script src="lib/js/config.js"></script>
    <script src="lib/js/util.js"></script>
    <script src="lib/js/jquery.emojiarea.js"></script>
    <script src="lib/js/emoji-picker.js"></script>
  1. On any input field, add the data attribute data-emojiable="true".

  2. That’s all you need for the default options. Play around with the demo to see what the default options give you.

Configuring Options

I want the Emoji selector to input Unicode characters instead of images

Add data-emoji-input="unicode" to your input field. Only the unicode value is checked for; entering anything else has no effect.

I want to limit my input field to a certain number of characters (maxlength)

The maxlength property is mostly supported. Character input and emoji input each count as one character, so it’ll stop you from entering more than the max length. Unfortunately, you can paste more than the maxlength number of characters, so that needs to be fixed.

I want classes from my original input field to be copied over to the rich emoji input area

They are!


You get:

What happens under the hood:


This is a slightly modified version of angular-emoji-popup, which was written based on jquery-emojiarea (converts input fields to rich emoji input areas) and uses nanoScrollerJs (for the popup’s custom-skinned scrollbar). This version removes AngularJS as a dependency.

Improvements from the original forks:

We built this to power emoji selection for OneSignal, our multi-platform push notification service.