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This project is a port of emoji-mart by missive


npm install @ctrl/ngx-emoji-mart


Latest version available for each version of Angular

@ctrl/ngx-emoji-mart Angular
0.17.0 6.x 7.x
1.0.0 >8



Import Module in ngModule

import { PickerModule } from '@ctrl/ngx-emoji-mart';

Import styles in styles.scss if using SASS

@import '~@ctrl/ngx-emoji-mart/picker';

Or angular-cli can also include it via angular-cli.json

"styles": [

use component

<emoji-mart title="Pick your emoji…" emoji="point_up"></emoji-mart>
<emoji-mart set="emojione"></emoji-mart>
<emoji-mart (emojiClick)="addEmoji($event)"></emoji-mart>
  [style]="{ position: 'absolute', bottom: '20px', right: '20px' }"
  [i18n]="{ search: 'Recherche', categories: { search: 'Résultats de recherche', recent: 'Récents' } }"
Prop Default Description
autoFocus false Auto focus the search input when mounted
color #ae65c5 The top bar anchors select and hover color
emoji department_store emoji shown when no emojis are hovered, set to an empty string to show nothing
include [] Only load included categories. Accepts I18n categories keys. Order will be respected, except for the recent category which will always be the first.
exclude [] Don't load excluded categories. Accepts I18n categories keys.
custom [] Custom emojis
recent Pass your own frequently used emojis as array of string IDs
emojiSize 24 The emoji width and height
(emojiClick) not triggered on return key in search bar. Params: { emoji, $event }
(emojiSelect) whenever an emoji is selected. returns { emoji, $event }
perLine 9 Number of emojis per line. While there’s no minimum or maximum, this will affect the picker’s width. This will set Frequently Used length as well (perLine * totalFrequentLines (4))
totalFrequentLines 4 number of lines of frequently used emojis
i18n {…} An object containing localized strings
isNative false Renders the native unicode emoji
set apple The emoji set: 'apple', 'google', 'twitter', 'emojione', 'messenger', 'facebook'
sheetSize 64 The emoji sheet size: 16, 20, 32, 64
backgroundImageFn ((set, sheetSize) => …) A Fn that returns that image sheet to use for emojis. Useful for avoiding a request if you have the sheet locally.
emojisToShowFilter ((emoji) => true) A Fn to choose whether an emoji should be displayed or not
showPreview true Display preview section
emojiTooltip false Show emojis short name when hovering (title)
skin 1 Default skin color: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
style Inline styles applied to the root element. Useful for positioning
title Emoji Mart™ The title shown when no emojis are hovered
hideObsolete true Hides ex: "cop" emoji in favor of female and male emoji
notFoundEmoji sleuth_or_spy The emoji shown when there are no search results
categoriesIcons see svgs/index.ts the anchor icons
searchIcons see svgs/index.ts the search/close icon in the search bar
showSingleCategory show only one category at a time to increase rendering performance


search: 'Search',
emojilist: 'List of emoji',
notfound: 'No Emoji Found',
clear: 'Clear',
categories: {
  search: 'Search Results',
  recent: 'Frequently Used',
  people: 'Smileys & People',
  nature: 'Animals & Nature',
  foods: 'Food & Drink',
  activity: 'Activity',
  places: 'Travel & Places',
  objects: 'Objects',
  symbols: 'Symbols',
  flags: 'Flags',
  custom: 'Custom',
skintones: {
  1: 'Default Skin Tone',
  2: 'Light Skin Tone',
  3: 'Medium-Light Skin Tone',
  4: 'Medium Skin Tone',
  5: 'Medium-Dark Skin Tone',
  6: 'Dark Skin Tone',

Sheet sizes

Sheets are served from unpkg, a global CDN that serves files published to npm.

Set sheetSize Size
apple 16 334 KB
apple 20 459 KB
apple 32 1.08 MB
apple 64 2.94 MB
emojione 16 315 KB
emojione 20 435 KB
emojione 32 1020 KB
emojione 64 2.33 MB
facebook 16 322 KB
facebook 20 439 KB
facebook 32 1020 KB
facebook 64 2.5 MB
google 16 301 KB
google 20 409 KB
google 32 907 KB
google 64 2.17 MB
messenger 16 325 KB
messenger 20 449 MB
messenger 32 1.05 MB
messenger 64 2.69 MB
twitter 16 288 KB
twitter 20 389 KB
twitter 32 839 KB
twitter 64 1.82 MB

Examples of emoji object:

  id: 'smiley',
  name: 'Smiling Face with Open Mouth',
  colons: ':smiley:',
  text: ':)',
  emoticons: [
  skin: null,
  native: '😃'

  id: 'santa',
  name: 'Father Christmas',
  colons: ':santa::skin-tone-3:',
  text: '',
  emoticons: [],
  skin: 3,
  native: '🎅🏼'

  id: 'octocat',
  name: 'Octocat',
  colons: ':octocat',
  text: '',
  emoticons: [],
  custom: true,
  imageUrl: ''


import { EmojiModule } from '@ctrl/ngx-emoji-mart/ngx-emoji';
<ngx-emoji [emoji]="{ id: 'santa', skin: 3 }" size="16"></ngx-emoji>
<ngx-emoji emoji=":santa::skin-tone-3:" size="16"></ngx-emoji>
<ngx-emoji emoji="santa" set="emojione" size="16"></ngx-emoji>
Prop Required Default Description
emoji Either a string or an emoji object
size The emoji width and height.
native false Renders the native unicode emoji
(emojiClick) Params: { emoji, $event }
(emojiLeave) Params: { emoji, $event }
(emojiOver) Params: { emoji, $event }
fallback Params: (emoji, props) => {}
set apple The emoji set: 'apple', 'google', 'twitter', 'emojione'
sheetSize 64 The emoji sheet size: 16, 20, 32, 64
backgroundImageFn ((set, sheetSize) => …) Fn that returns that image sheet to use for emojis. Useful for avoiding a request if you have the sheet locally.
skin 1 Skin color: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
tooltip false Show emoji short name when hovering (title)
hideObsolete false Hides ex: "cop" emoji in favor of female and male emoji

Unsupported emojis fallback

Certain sets don’t support all emojis (i.e. Messenger & Facebook don’t support :shrug:). By default the Emoji component will not render anything so that the emojis’ don’t take space in the picker when not available. When using the standalone Emoji component, you can however render anything you want by providing the fallback props.

To have the component render :shrug: you would need to:

emojiFallback = (emoji: any, props: any) =>
  emoji ? `:${emoji.shortNames[0]}:` : props.emoji;

Custom emojis

You can provide custom emojis which will show up in their own category. You can either use a single image as imageUrl or use a spritesheet as shown in the second object.

const customEmojis = [
    name: 'Octocat',
    shortNames: ['octocat'],
    text: '',
    emoticons: [],
    keywords: ['github'],
    imageUrl: '',
    name: 'Test Flag',
    shortNames: ['test'],
    text: '',
    emoticons: [],
    keywords: ['test', 'flag'],
    sheet_x: 1,
    sheet_y: 1,
    size: 64,
    sheetColumns: 52,
    sheetRows: 52,
<emoji-mart [custom]="customEmojis"></emoji-mart>

Headless search

The Picker doesn’t have to be mounted for you to take advantage of the advanced search results.

import { EmojiSearch } from '@ctrl/ngx-emoji-mart';
class ex {
  constructor(private emojiSearch: EmojiSearch) {'christmas').map(o => o.native);
    // => [🎄, 🎅🏼, 🔔, 🎁, ⛄️, ❄️]

Display emoji as custom element

// $event is from (emojiClick)
const styles = this.emoji.emojiSpriteStyles($event.emoji.sheet, 'twitter'); // pass emoji sheet
const el = document.createElement('div');
Object.assign(, styles); // apply styles to new element


By default EmojiMart will store user chosen skin and frequently used emojis in localStorage.

Possible keys are:

Key Value Description
skin 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
frequently { 'astonished': 11, '+1': 22 } An object where the key is the emoji name and the value is the usage count
last 'astonished' (Optional) Used by frequently to be sure the latest clicked emoji will always appear in the “Recent” category


Powerful search

Short name, name and keywords

Not only does Emoji Mart return more results than most emoji picker, they’re more accurate and sorted by relevance.



The only emoji picker that returns emojis when searching for emoticons.


Fully customizable

Anchors color, title and default emoji


Emojis sizes and length


Default skin color

As the developer, you have control over which skin color is used by default.


It can however be overwritten as per user preference.


Multiple sets supported

Apple / Google / Twitter / EmojiOne / Messenger / Facebook


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