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Vanilla JavaScript emoji picker
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Joe Attardi
Latest commit 20e6bc7 Sep 14, 2019

Emoji Button

Vanilla JavaScript emoji picker 😎

npm package


Emoji Button turns an ordinary button into an emoji picker. When the target button is clicked, the emoji picker will be shown and a callback will be executed when an emoji is picked.



  • 💻 Vanilla JS, use with any framework
  • 🔎 Emoji search
  • 👍🏼 Skin tone variations
  • Recently used emojis


npm install --save emoji-button

Basic usage

  import EmojiButton from 'emoji-button';

  const button = document.querySelector('#emoji-button');
  const picker = new EmojiButton();

  picker.on('emoji', emoji => {
    document.querySelector('input').value += emoji;

  button.addEventListener('click', () => {
    picker.pickerVisible ? picker.hidePicker() : picker.showPicker(button);


new EmojiButton(options)

Creates an Emoji Button emoji picker.


  • position: The position to display the picker relative to the reference element. Valid values are:
    • auto
    • auto-start
    • auto-end
    • top
    • top-start
    • top-end
    • right
    • right-start
    • right-end
    • bottom
    • bottom-start
    • bottom-end
    • left
    • left-start
    • left-end


Shows the picker, positioning it relative to the given reference element. The reference element is usually the button or other element that was clicked to open the picker.


Hides the picker.

pickerVisible (property)

Will be true if the picker is currently visible, and false if not.

on(event, callback)

Adds an event listener. Currently there is only one event:

  • emoji: Fired when an emoji is picked. The callback is called with a single argument, the emoji character that was picked.


The easiest way to hack on Emoji Button is to use the examples page.

Clone the repository

git clone

From the repository root

Install dependencies

npm install

Set up the link

npm link

Start the build/watch loop

npm run build:watch

From the examples subdirectory

Install dependencies

npm install

Link the library

npm link emoji-button

Start the dev server

npm start

Open the page


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