Onto the new platform.
This thread came about because the way emojis are entered is a little different now.
If you look at the new text box that opens when you start a fresh reply or edit one, you'll see all the buttons are now at the bottom of the window not the top. Two in from the right is the emoji button.
When you hit that you'll see some common emoji that you can add to your post by clicking / tapping the one you want. BTW at the top right of the input box are some other new options, the "_" minimizes the text box to just a long yellow bar at the bottom of the screen which you can undo by clicking / tapping on this bar to get the text box back. The centre option is the full screen button, hit that and the input box fills the screen, handy for longer posts and where you don't need to refer back to the posts in the thread which show behind the input box. On the right is the "X" button to cancel the post if you change your mind before posting and want to get rid of it.
You can only see the first three choices unless you are using the full screen option, currently the list runs as follows.
😀 😃 😄 😁 😆 😅 🤣
You should be able to insert any of these into a post just by clicking / tapping onto the one you want, sometimes they don't show up like this while you are typing and you will see black and white versions but they do show up in the preview which should show up above the text input box or if it doesn't you can hit the preview button, that's the one that looks like an eye on the left beside the "Save changes" or "Post" button.
You can also insert emoji by typing a single
: ( colon ) and selecting the one you want from the same list that pops up.