Windows 10 has a new emoji picker built-in with the new Fall Creators Update. The update introduces a new emoji picker that lets you easily input emojis into text fields on apps and other places in the operating system with the shortcut Windows + Period. The emoji picker also has a search feature that lets you easily look for a specific emoji and it’s very easy to use with the keyboard.
However, a lot of users who have already upgraded to the Fall Creators Update aren’t able to use the new emoji picker. And that’s simply because the emoji picker seems to only be available to users in the United States at the moment. Users who have en_US set as their device’s primary language will still be able to use the feature despite being outside of the US, though.
Microsoft didn’t reveal why the emoji picker is only limited to users in the US, but it’s possible the company is limiting the feature due to the search feature where the emoji names would need to be translated into other languages. The feature will likely come to more languages in the future with new updates, but for now, it’ll only be available to a limited number of users.