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How to Turn Your Desktop Icons into Emojis

Attention, Mac users.
How to Turn Your Desktop Icons into Emojis Attention, Mac users.

Those generic blue folder icons might seem like an Apple cult classic. But sometimes, it actually ruins your desktop’s aesthetic. Why not give it a makeover?

If you’re as obsessed with Emojis as we are, you’re gonna want to know how to get them on your desktop. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be tech savvy!

Step 1: Google Your Chosen Emoji

The most challenging part of this process is actually summoning that Emoji on your Google search bar. Go ahead and be more creative than typing in “girl with an attitude Emoji.” However, make sure that you include “transparent” (the image must be in .png format).


Step 2: Save and Copy The Image

Download your chosen image and double click to open in Preview. Press command + C to copy the image.



Step 3: Select The Folder Whose Icon You Want to Change

Find the folder you wanna customize and right click it to select “Get Info.”


Step 4: Paste The Emoji

Click on the tiny folder found on the top left corner of the info panel and paste the Emoji. 

Tip: You can use other photos (non-Emoji) or even do this to your app icons. Same steps apply!

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