10 Best Emoji Pickers In JavaScript (2021 Update)

by jQueryScript,

A study shows that over 31 million tweets and half a million Facebook posts use emoticons and emojis to express emotion and to substitute body language and tone of voice in plain text.

Emojipedia's statistics reveal that:

In total there are 3,521 emojis in the Unicode Standard as of October 2020. This includes sequences for gender or skin tone, flags, and the components that are used to create keycap, flag, and other sequences.

There are so many emojis that it is difficult for us to choose and insert an appropriate emoji into the content to express current emotions. To address this, you might need an emoji picker.

The Best Emoji Picker

In this post, you will find out a list of the 10 best JavaScript based Emoji Pickers that enable the user to quickly and easily choose the perfect emoji from a well-designed picker interface. Have fun with it.

Originally Published Aug 26 2020, updated Sep 14 2021

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Emoji Picker Plugins

Easy Emoji Picker For Textarea - jQuery emojiarea.js

emojiarea.js is a lightweight and easy-to-use jQuery emoji picker plugin which enables the user to quickly insert emoji (as background, unicode, and image) to a textarea element.

Easy Emoji Picker For Textarea - jQuery emojiarea.js

[Demo] [Download]


Customizable Emoji Picker For Input And Textarea - jQuery inputEmoji

A jQuery plugin which provides a simple way to insert emojis into textarea and/or input elements.

Customizable Emoji Picker For Input And Textarea - jQuery inputEmoji

[Demo] [Download]


WYSIWYG Emoji Converter / Picker Plugin For jQuery - EmojiOne Area

EmojiOne Area is a jQuery plugin for converting any html element into a simple WYSIWYG editor that supports emojis based on Emojione icons.

WYSIWYG Emoji Converter / Picker Plugin For jQuery - EmojiOne Area

[Demo] [Download]


Simple Emoji Picker Based On Twemoji - jQuery disMojiPicker

A simple-to-use jQuery emoji picker that supports the latest Unicode emoji and uses Twitter's Twemoji to provide 3200+ SVG & PNG emoji images.

Simple Emoji Picker Based On Twemoji - jQuery disMojiPicker

[Demo] [Download]


Easy jQuery Emoji Picker For Text Fields

A customizable, simple-to-use, jQuery powered emoji picker for text fields that support Apple Emoji, Android Emoji and Twitter Emoji.

Easy jQuery Emoji Picker For Text Fields

[Demo] [Download]


Best Vanilla JS Emoji Picker Plugins

Convenient Emoji Picker In Vanilla JavaScript – Emoji Button

A pure JS emoji picker where the users can quickly search and select emoji from a categorized emoji picker popup.

Convenient Emoji Picker In Vanilla JavaScript – Emoji Button

[Demo] [Download]


Simple Emoji Picker For Text Fields – Emoji Picker

An emoji picker built in pure JavaScript that works on both input and text field.

Simple Emoji Picker For Text Fields – Emoji Picker

[Demo] [Download]


Customizable JavaScript Emoji Picker – fgEmojiPicker.js

fgEmojiPicker.js is a customizable, nice-looking emoji picker implemented in vanilla JavaScript and JSON.

Customizable JavaScript Emoji Picker – fgEmojiPicker.js

[Demo] [Download]


Easy Vanilla JavaScript Emoji Picker

An easy-to-use emoji picker component built with pure vanilla JavaScript. 

Easy Vanilla JavaScript Emoji Picker

[Demo] [Download]


Emoji Picker With Autocomplete In JavaScript

A simple, convenient emoji picker written in pure JavaScript (ES6) that enables you to select emoji images from an autocomplete dropdown panel while typing emoji keywords.

Emoji Picker With Autocomplete In JavaScript

[Demo] [Download]


More Resources:

Looking for more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create an awesome emoji picker on the web & mobile? See jQuery Emoji Picker and JavaScript Emoji Picker sections for more details.