I think you also don't have to install emoji extension, since all desktop OS have their own emoji picker.
Not sure about Linux, but both MacOS and windows do have an emoji picker.
I am on macOS and yes, it does have one. But I like the ease of using slack style emojis (using colon). Check it out, if you haven't yet.
That's true, the ease and power come with a : 😄.
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