February 17 2018 - There are two easy methods to access and use a emoji in Windows 10. The issue of black and white and no color in an emoji will be solved.
Method #1: Press the Win + . keys (Windows + period keys)
Method #2: Right click on the Taskbar and select the: Show touch keyboard button. You should now see small keyboard icon located in right hand side of the taskbar.
Click or touch on the icon Emoji key as shown below.
You can view the full set of emojis by touching each of the keys or if using a mouse by placing the cursor over each key and single click. The key in Blue is the current set of emojis. Touch or click the emoji of your choice to enter it into an email, tweet or MS word document.
Many users have reported that with the release of the “Fall Creators Update” entering an emoji in an email or MS Word document resulted in a black and white (loss of the emoji’s color) as shown below.
The good news is that with the next major update (March / April 2018) of Windows 10 the color is back and some emojis have been revised for a better / clearer representation.