Tip #342: Uses for Emoji in Final Cut Pro X

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #342: Uses for Emoji in Final Cut Pro X

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Emojis give an entirely different look to info-graphics and titles.

A portion of the emoji panel in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

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It started with macOS Sierra, but for those who, like me, didn’t get the memo, we can now add emojis to titles in Final Cut Pro X. It couldn’t be easier – here’s how.

  • Place your cursor in a text clip where you want an emoji to appear.
  • Type Control + Cmd + Spacebar.
  • Double-click any emoji icon to add it to your title at the position of the cursor.

Very cool – and very easy.

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6 replies
  1. David Cooke
    David Cooke says:

    Very cool to find therein FCPX. Didn’t know they existed. However, I’m trying to double click on the emoji I want to use, but it doesn’t go anywhere. If it is supposed to apply to a title that you’ve put on the timeline from the browser, nothing goes on the title. I have even used the “adjustment layer” title. How do you get them onto your timeline?

    • Larry Jordan
      Larry Jordan says:


      Emojis act like text. So, select something as though you were going to re-type it, then double-clicking the emoji will work.


  2. Sharon
    Sharon says:

    In trying out this tip, I can get this to work with everything except any that are “3D”. There is probably a logical explanation for that, I just don’t know what it is. Not sure I will use much, but an interesting tip I didn’t know, and I’m all about learning new things. Thanks.

    • Larry Jordan
      Larry Jordan says:


      My guess is that emojis are designed for text messages and lack the “hooks” necessary to turn them into 3D objects.


  3. John Cogdell
    John Cogdell says:

    The Emoji and Symbols panel can also be accessed from the Edit menu item in Final Cut Pro X – it’s the last item in Edit. But the keyboard shortcut is quicker of course.


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