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Emojis are why you'll want the new MacBook's Touch Bar

Apple's new MacBooks include a Touch Bar that makes sending emojis easier than ever.

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iMessage on Mac desktops is super useful, except for one thing: it's way too cumbersome to send emojis. Unless you have the new MacBook.

Apple today announced MacBooks with a "Touch Bar" that replaces the button of rows at the top of the keyboard.

The benefit? It's flexible. So, depending on what app you're using, the bar will change. If you're in Spotify, for example, it can show what's currently playing, along with media control.

On Messages, the top row turns into a row of emojis, making it easier to send a reaction when words just won't do it.

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