A Detailed Guide (that actually works) on how to Type the Shrug Emoji ¯ \_(ツ)_/¯

Emojis are an extremely important communication tool – especially when it comes to posting content on social media.

Even though emojis are great to increase engagement, I still love typing emoticons anytime I can; it brings back old memories of AOL instant Messenger days:). 

If you are one of those people like me that likes typed emoticons, below is a quick short guide on how you can type ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ emoticon in iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac. 

The Shrug Emoji is in one o the most Intricate emojis to type, hence a lot of people resort to copying and pasting using third-party tools. 

How to type Shrug Emoji on iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Shrug emoticon is easily the best and the most used from the list. 

One way you can add a shrug emoticon to your text is by copying and pasting it.

If you are a regular user you’ll need to visit the website every time you want to use it, which is a pretty annoying process. 

How to save the Shrug Emoji on your iPhone? 

Time needed: 2 minutes.

How to save the Shrug Emoji on your iPhone? 

  1. Go to Settings, General, Keyboard

    Shrug emoji for iPhione 1

  2.  Tap Shortcuts near the bottom of the screen.

    You’ll see a list of the existing keyboard shortcuts.
    shrug emotic iPhone step 2

  3. To add a new one, tap the plus sign (+) in the top corner of the screen.

    Shrug Emoji - iPhone Step 3

  4. In the “Phrase” field, paste the shrug emoji¯\_(ツ)_/¯. In the Shortcut field tap in the shortcut that’ll trigger the shrug emoji, try a short string of letters as “shrug” that won’t be easily confused with a common word.

How to save the Shrug Emoji on your Android?

1. Copy the shrug emoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

2. Tap Settings, Language & Input,

3. Tap “Personal dictionary,”

Shrug Emoji - Android Step 3

4. Tap All Languages

Shrug Emoji - Android Step 4

5. Select the + button

Shrug Emoji - Android Step 5

6. In the Shortcut field, type “shrug emoji” or just “shrug”

Shrug Emoji - Android Step 6

7. In the Type a Word field, paste¯\_(ツ)_/¯

How to save the Shrug Emoji on your Mac?

1. Copy the shrug emoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

2. Go to “System preferences” folder 

3. Click on Keyboard 

Shrug Emoji - Mac Step 3

4. Press the “Text” button.

Shrug Emoji - Mac Step 4

5. Type “shrug” in the “Replace” box.

Shrug Emoji - Mac Step 5

6. Paste ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ in the “With” box.

Shrug Emoji - Mac Step 6

How to save the Shrug Emoji on your Windows?

1. Install PhraseExpress


2. Click “Special functions” 

Shrug Emoji Step 2 - Windows

 3. Type “shrug” in the Auto Text box and paste the shrug emoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ on “Special functions” box

Shrug Emoji Step 3 - Windows

Shrug emoji smartphone clip arts 

Below are Shrug emoji samples from smartphone clip arts, feel free to use them as needed. 

Shrug emoji smartphone clip arts 1
Shru Emojise -dude
Shrug emoji smartphone exmaple
Shrug emoji smartphone clips

Real people “shrugging”  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Shrug emoji - Real People

Shrug emoji
Shrug emoji - Real dude

Other great emoticons

If you are someone that loves using emoticons, below is a lost of some of the most popular text emoticons.  

  • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • ಠ_ಠ

The Table Flipping Text Emoticons

  • (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
  • ┻━┻ ︵ ヽ(°□°ヽ)
  • ┻━┻ ︵ \( °□° )/ ︵ ┻━
  • ┬─┬ノ( º _ ºノ)
  • (ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻
  • ┬──┬ ¯\_(ツ)
  • ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ノ︵ ┻━┻
  • ┻━┻ ︵ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ︵ ┻━┻
  • (╯°Д°)╯︵ /(.□ . \)
  • ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ ︵ ┻━┻

Angry Text Emoticons

  • ಠ_ಠ
  • ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
  • ლ(ಠ益ಠ)ლ
  • (ง’̀-‘́)ง
  • (ಠ_ಠ)
  • ╭∩╮(︶︿︶)╭∩╮

Animal Text Emoticons

  • (ᵔᴥᵔ)
  • (=^ェ^=)
  • ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ
  • (・⊝・)
  • =^● ⋏ ●^=

Happy Text Emoticons

  • ( 。・_・。)人(。・_・。 )
  • └(^o^ )X( ^o^)┘
  • (✿◠‿◠)
  • (。◕‿◕。)
  • ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ
  • (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ
  • ~(˘▾˘~)
  • ヘ( ^o^)ノ\(^_^ )
  • (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.)
  • 。^‿^。
  • ( ͡ᵔ ͜ʖ ͡ᵔ )

WTF Text Emoticons

  • ☉_☉
  • ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • (゜-゜)
  • (・_・ヾ
  • o_O
  • (¬_¬)
  • ( ͡° ʖ̯ ͡°)
  • ╮ (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.) ╭

Deal With It Text Emoticons

  • (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)
  • (▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿)

What’d You Think About This Guide (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.)?

Let Me Know What are your favorite Text Emoticons ? 。^‿^。

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