A macOS-style popover to select emojis in your iOS apps

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EmojiPicker is a customizable package
implementing macOS-style emoji picker popover
Emoji Picker Preview



Ready for use with Swift 4.2+ on iOS 11.1+

Swift Package Manager

The Swift Package Manager is a tool for automating the distribution of Swift code and is integrated into the swift compiler. It’s integrated with the Swift build system to automate the process of downloading, compiling, and linking dependencies.

In Xcode navigate to File → Swift Packages → Add Package Dependency. Use this URL to add the dependency:


Once you have your Swift package set up, adding as a dependency is as easy as adding it to the dependencies value of your Package.swift.

dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/htmlprogrammist/EmojiPicker", .upToNextMajor(from: "3.0.0"))


The CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Cocoa projects. For usage and installation instructions, visit their website. To integrate EmojiPicker into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

pod 'EmojiPicker', :git => 'https://github.com/htmlprogrammist/EmojiPicker'


If you prefer not to use any of dependency managers, you can integrate manually. Put Sources/EmojiPicker folder in your Xcode project. Make sure to enable Copy items if needed and Create groups.

Quick Start

Create UIButton and add selector as action:

@objc private func openEmojiPickerModule(sender: UIButton) {
    let viewController = EmojiPickerViewController()
    viewController.delegate = self
    viewController.sourceView = sender
    present(viewController, animated: true)

And then recieve emoji in the delegate method:

extension ViewController: EmojiPickerDelegate {
    func didGetEmoji(emoji: String) {
        emojiButton.setTitle(emoji, for: .normal)



Delegate for EmojiPicker to provide chosen emoji.

viewController.delegate = self

Source View

A view containing the anchor rectangle for the popover. You can create any UIView instances and set them as the sender.

viewController.sourceView = sender

Also, there is way more settings for configuration:

Selected emoji category tint color

Color for the selected emoji category. The default value of this property is .systemBlue.

viewController.selectedEmojiCategoryTintColor = .systemRed

Arrow direction

The direction of the arrow for EmojiPicker. The default value of this property is .up.

viewController.arrowDirection = .up

Horizontal inset

Inset from the sourceView border. The default value of this property is 0.

viewController.horizontalInset = 0

Is dismissed after choosing

Defines whether to dismiss emoji picker or not after choosing. The default value of this property is true.

viewController.isDismissedAfterChoosing = true

Custom height

Custom height for EmojiPicker. The default value of this property is nil.

viewController.customHeight = 300

Feedback generator style

Feedback generator style. To turn off, set nil to this parameter. The default value of this property is .light.

viewController.feedbackGeneratorStyle = .soft


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Contributions are welcomed and encouraged! Please see the Contributing guide.

To be a truly great community, we need to welcome developers from all walks of life, with different backgrounds, and with a wide range of experience. A diverse and friendly community will have more great ideas, more unique perspectives, and produce more great code. We will work diligently to make our community welcoming to everyone.

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To play around with the project, contribute to it, see how it works or adapt it for yourself:

  1. Clone or fork this repository to yourself
  2. Open Example App/EmojiPicker.xcworkspace file
  3. Expand Pods target
  4. Expand Development Pods and EmojiPicker directories. Here you can make your changes
  5. Build & Run project to see an immediate result on an example application. Have fun!


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Last updated: Wed Feb 21 2024 04:03:42 GMT-1000 (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)