18 December 2023

How to Add Emoticons to Your Email Subject Line

By Ronald Smith

I love staying up-to-date with the web development industry, so I subscribe to a bunch of newsletters. Lately, I’ve noticed something interesting – more and more emails are using emoticons or emojis in their subject lines.

Naturally, I got curious and decided to do some research. Turns out, there are studies that suggest using emoticons in email subject lines can actually help increase the open rate. And that’s a pretty big deal when it comes to business.

10 Awesome Tools for Creating Custom Emojis

We all know that emojis make our digital conversations more fun and expressive. They bring so much life to our otherwise dull messages. And guess what? They can make your email subject lines way more appealing too! If you want to give it a try, here’s how you can do it:

Step-by-Step Guide: Adding Emoticons with FSymbols

First things first, head over to FSymbols. When you get there, you’ll find a bunch of popular emoticons that work seamlessly on different platforms. From Apple devices to Windows, and even Facebook and Twitter, these emoticons are compatible across the board.

How to Add Emoticons to Your Email Subject Line

Choose any icon and give it a click. A little window will pop up, making the icon stand out, all set to be copied. Just grab that icon!

How to Add Emoticons to Your Email Subject Line

Just copy and paste it into the subject field of your email. That’s all you need to do.

How to Add Emoticons to Your Email Subject Line

Try This Clever Hack!

Did you know that MailChimp has come up with a cool trick to make adding emoticons to your email subject lines a breeze? As you get ready to launch a fresh campaign, you’ll spot a cute little smiley face icon right there in the subject field. Simply click on it and choose the emoticon you want. It’ll instantly appear in your subject line!

How to Add Emoticons to Your Email Subject Line

Here’s what you need to know

Did you know that you can easily add an emoticon as your email subject? It’s super simple, even for a 5th grader. But, hold up! There are a few important things you should keep in mind.

First off, you need to be aware that emoticons won’t work in Outlook 2003. Yeah, I know, it’s an ancient email app, but you’d be surprised how many folks out there still use it. So, before you go crazy with those smiley faces, take a moment to figure out how many people you’re sending your email or campaign to that are still stuck in the past.

Now, another thing to keep in mind is that not all email clients support every emoticon. That means if a particular client doesn’t support one of your chosen icons, instead of displaying the fun little picture, it’ll show up as an empty square. A real bummer, right? And to make matters even trickier, some email clients like Gmail, Outlook.com, and the iOS Mail app may not display the emoticons exactly the way you intend them to look. So, be prepared for a bit of variation.

When it comes to email, things can get a bit tricky. Different email clients can display images differently. Some show a simple, flat version of an icon, while others go for a more detailed and realistic look with shadows and gradients. Let me show you an example: in Gmail, the “OK hand” icon looks like this, but in Outlook.com, it looks slightly different.

How to Add Emoticons to Your Email Subject Line

Just a few things to keep in mind before we get started: please use emoticons sparingly and avoid substituting actual words with emoticons. This helps maintain readability and clarity.

What works for other people may not work for you. Even though it’s been said that using emoticons in the subject line can improve the open rate, it’s important to test it for yourself. A/B testing allows you to gather valuable data and make informed decisions that will lead to better results for your campaign.