24 Sep How to Type the Shrug Emoji ¯_(ツ)_/¯ in 2 Seconds Flat

Even though I love emojis, I’m still a big fan of typed emoticons. They bring me back to simpler times, when my phone still had a physical keyboard and AOL Instant Messenger was my main method of communication. Those were the days.

If you still have an affinity for typed emoticons like me, especially the timeless ¯_(ツ)_/¯ emoticon, here’s how you can type it in two seconds flat on a Mac, Windows, iPhone, and Android.

How to Type the Shrug Emoji ¯_(ツ)_/¯ in 2 Seconds Flat

The shrug emoticon is one of the more intricate emoticons to type, so most people resort to copying and pasting it from a website, like CopyShrug.

But copying and pasting the emoticon is really only a good option if you use it sparingly. If you’re an avid user of the shrug emoticon, you’ll need to keep revisiting the website to copy and paste it, which is a relatively slow and annoying process, especially on your mobile phone.

To type the shrug emoticon as fast as possible, we recommend creating a text replacement shortcut with your device’s autocorrect feature (which might be the first time autocorrect actually comes in handy for you).


1. Copy “¯_(ツ)_/¯“

2. Go to System Preferences

3. Click Keyboard

4. Press Text

5. In the Replace box, type “shrug”

6. In the With box, paste “¯_(ツ)_/¯“


Unfortunately, Windows doesn’t have an autocorrect feature, but you can download programs like
PhraseExpress to set up text replacement shortcuts and quickly type the shrug emoticon.


1. Copy “¯_(ツ)_/¯ “

2. Go to Settings

3. Press General

4. Tap Keyboard

5. Choose Text Replacement

6. Select the “+” button

7. In the Shortcut field, type “shrug”

8. In the Phrase field, paste “¯_(ツ)_/¯ “


1. Copy “¯_(ツ)_/¯ “

2. Go to Settings

3. Press Language & Input

4. Tap For All Languages

5. Select the “+” button

6. In the Shortcut field, type “shrug”

7. In the Type a Word field, paste ” ¯_(ツ)_/¯”

Source: Hubspot

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