10 Best Emoji Pickers In JavaScript (2022 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 3,633 emojis in the Unicode Standard as of Septemebr 2021. This includes sequences for gender or skin tone, flags, and the components that are used to create keycap, flag, and other sequences.

Understanding how to use emojis can be quite challenging. Emojis can bring some life to a dull text message and make your post on social media more interesting. But it can be confusing figuring out how they even work.

There are thousands of emojis, not just one but two or more various designs per emoji. There is a diverse range of categories and each category has dozens of options.

It's no surprise that many of us struggle to make sense of things when it comes to using emojis effectively. There are now many apps available for using emojis but these are often for computer or desktop.

The Best Emoji Picker

How about if you want to use emoji in your web project? You most certainly need something web-based as you want people to be able to use them on their webpages and web applications and not just on a mobile device.

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. Enjoy.

Originally Published Aug 26 2020, updated Mar 16 2022

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]


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]


Twemoji Emoji Picker In jQuery - Emoji Keyboard

A simple, fast, beautiful, resizable, and searchable emoji picker based on jQuery, Fuse.js, and Twitter Emoji.

Twemoji Emoji Picker In jQuery - Emoji Keyboard

[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]


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]


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]


Easy Vanilla JavaScript Emoji Picker

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

Easy Vanilla JavaScript Emoji Picker

[Demo] [Download]


Tiny Emoji Picker In Pure JavaScript – EmojiButtonList.js

A super tiny (2.5kb minified) JavaScript library to create an emoji picker button, which allows you to pick emoji from the popup when clicked.

Tiny Emoji Picker In Pure JavaScript – EmojiButtonList.js

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

We have prepared a list of 10 JavaScript emoji pickers that we think could be valuable in your work. Each of them offers different approaches and different solutions to balancing speed with accuracy and are open-source libraries so that you can peek under the hood to see how it all works.

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.