World Emoji Day is July 17, and that can only mean one thing: sending endless animated texts to all of your friends and family, with as many unicorns, mermaids, and piles of poop as you can. But with all of that celebration might come a little bit of fatigue. No one wants to spend several minutes of their day scrolling through all of the options — which is probably why you're looking for an easier way to search for emojis.
The good news is that there are a few hacks available for you to keep all your favorite emojis at thumb's length. From apps to keyboard shortcuts, you'll be covered now that the fifth annual World Emoji Day is about to be here in full force. What's more, the reason why the holiday takes place on July 17 has to do with emojis themselves: the only emoji revealing a date is the calendar emoji, which is forever stopped at July 17. If you check out the official site for World Emoji Day, you can stay on top of the events as they happen — and even cast your vote for the best new emoji of 2019 (the best new emoji in 2018 was "thinking face").
In the meantime, here are the three easiest ways to ensure your favorite emojis are always available to you right when you need them: