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What are WhatsApp emoticons? How do you use them?

28/08/2015

Have you wondered what the WhatsApp emoticons or smileys are? Here we are going to explain what they are and how to use them, providing an exhaustive guide for the renowned emoji.


Emoticons – or Emojis – are non-alphanumeric symbols (not composed of numbers and letters) that are used in text messages. This means the many smiley faces, hearts and various symbols, which are renowned after the spread of IM (Instant Messaging), led by our beloved WhatsApp. Emoticons allow you to set a tone and emotion to the message, both if you want to convey a feeling or a mood that you can’t express by written words.

 

#1.1 How to use emoticons

There are no precise rules for the use of emoticons. Everyone has their own style, which changes in response to the recipient’s message. A couple, for example, will use WhatsApp emojis differently than two friends, the same way a mother will use different smileys with her daughter.

Adding an emoticon into a message is easy: just change the keyboard by clicking on the globe icon at the bottom right of the WhatsApp keyboard. The procedure is the same on iPhone, Android and other devices. At this point, the emoticons screen will show up, where the most recently used ones are gathered. To find the rest, just scroll down in the various categories and choose what you prefer.

Each emoticon has a meaning, which will definitely change under the context in which you operate. Here is a complete dictionary with all the WhatsApp emoticons meaning.

 

Complete dictionary of WhatsApp emoticons

 

#2 Complete dictionary of WhatsApp emoticons

The following is a full list of WhatsApp emoticons and their meaning.

 

People

People Emoji

People Emoji

Sneering Face
Sneering Face With Smiling Eyes.
Tears Of Joy
Smiling Face With Open Mouth
Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
Smiling-Sweating Face With Open Mouth
Hysterics Face
Smiling Angel Face
Smiling Evil Face With Horns
Angry Devil
Winking Face
Flushing Face With Smiling Eyes
Relaxed Smiling Face
Yummy Face
Relieved Face
In Love Face
Cool Face
Smirking Face
Neutral Face
Expressionless Face
Unamused Face
Face With Cold Sweat
Pensive Face
Confused Face
Confounded Face
Kissing Face
Face Throwing A Kiss
Kissing Face With Smiling Eyes
Kissing Flushing Face
Droll Face
Comic Face
Laughing Heartily Face
Disappointed Face
Worried Face
Angry Face
Mad Face
Crying Face
Persevering Face
Triumphal Face
Disappointed But Relieved Face
Frowning Face
Anguished Face
Fearful Face
Weary Face
Sleepy Face
Tired Face
Grimacing Face
Loudly Crying Face
Open-Mouthed Face
Hushed Face
Open-Mouthed and Sweating Face
Screaming Face
Astonished Face
Flushed Face
Sleeping Face
Dizzy Face
Not Willing to Speak Face
Sick Face
Grinning Cat Face With Smiling Eyes
Cat Face With Tears Of Joy
Smiling Cat Face
Smiling In Love Cat Face
Cat Face With Wry Smile
Kissing Cat Face
Pouting Cat Face
Crying Cat Face
Weary Cat Face
Footprints
Bust In Silhouette
Busts In Silhouette
Boy
Girl
Man
Woman
Family (Man, Woman, Boy)
Family (Man, Woman, Girl)
Family (Man, Woman, Boy, Girl)
Family (Man, Woman, Boy, Boy)
Family (Man, Woman, Girl, Girl)
Family (Woman, Woman, Boy)
Family (Woman, Woman, Girl)
Family (Woman, Woman, Girl, Boy)
Family (Woman, Woman, Boy, Boy)
Family (Woman, Woman, Girl, Girl)
Family (Man, Man, Boy)
Family (Man, Man, Girl)
Family (Man, Man, Girl, Boy)
Family (Man, Man, Boy, Boy)
Family (Man, Man, Girl, Girl)
Man And Woman Holding Hands
Two Men Holding Hands
Two Women Holding Hands
Police Officer
Woman With Bunny Ears
Bride With Veil
Man With Blond Hair
Man With Gua Pi Mao
Man With Turban
Older Man
Older Woman
Baby
Construction Worker
Princess
Guardsman
Baby Angel
Father Christmas
Ghost
Japanese Ogre
Japanese Goblin
Poo
Skull
Alien
Monster
Person Bowing Deeply
Information Desk Person
ace With No Good Gesture
Face With Ok Gesture
Happy Person Raising One Hand
Person With Pouting Face
Person Frowning
Face Massage
Haircut
Couple With Heart (Woman, Man)
Couple With Heart (Woman, Woman)
Couple With Heart (Man, Man)
Kiss (Woman, Man)
Kiss (Woman, Woman)
Kiss (Man, Man)
Person Raising Both Hands In Celebration
Clapping Hands
Ear
Eyes
Nose
Mouth
Kiss Mark
Tongue
Nail Polish
Waving Hand Sign
Thumbs Up Sign
Thumbs Down Sign
Warning Pointing Index
Pointing Up Backhand Index
Pointing Down Backhand Index
Pointing Left Backhand Index
Pointing Right Backhand Index
Ok Hand Sign
Victory Hand
Fisted Hand
Raised Fist
Raised Hand
Flexed Biceps
Open Hands
Folded Hands

Nature

Nature Emoji

Nature Emoji

Seedling
Evergreen Tree
Deciduous Tree
Palm Tree
Cactus
Tulip
Cherry Plant
Rose
Hibiscus
Sunflower
Flower
Bouquet
Ear Of Rice
Herb
Four Leaf Clover
Maple Leaf
Fallen Leaf
Leaf Fluttering In Wind
Mushroom
Chestnut
Rat
Mouse
Mouse Face
Hamster Face
Ox
Water Buffalo
Cow
Cow Face
Tiger
Leopard
Tiger Face
Rabbit
Rabbit Face
Cat
Cat Face
Horse
Horse Face
Ram
Sheep
Goat
Rooster
Chicken
Baby Chick
Hatching Chick
Front-Facing Chick
Bird
Penguin
Elephant
Dromedary Camel
Bactrian Camel
Boar
Pig
Pig Face
Pig Nose
Dog
Poodle
Dog Face
Wolf Face
Bear Face
Koala
Panda Face
Monkey Face
See-No-Evil Monkey
Hear-No-Evil Monkey
Speak-No-Evil Monkey
Monkey
Dragon
Dragon Face
Crocodile
Snake
Turtle
Frog Face
Whale
Spouting Whale
Dolphin
Octopus
Fish
Tropical Fish
Blowfish
Spiral Shell
Snail
Bug
Ant
Honey Bee
Lady Beetle
Paw Prints
High Voltage Sign
Fire
Crescent Moon
Black Sun With Rays
Sun Behind Cloud
Cloud
Droplet
Splashing Sweat
Umbrella With Rain Drops
Dash Symbol
Snowflake
Glowing Star
White Medium Star
Shooting Star
Sunrise Over Mountains
Sunrise
Rainbow
Water Wave
Volcano
Milky Way
Mount Fuji
Japan
Globe With Meridians
Earth Globe Europe-Africa
Earth Globe Americas
Earth Globe Asia-Australia
New Moon Symbol
Waxing Crescent Moon Symbol
First Quarter Moon Symbol
Waxing Gibbous Moon Symbol
Full Moon Symbol
Waning Gibbous Moon Symbol
Last Quarter Moon Symbol
Waning Crescent Moon Symbol
Moon With Face
Full Moon With Face
First Quarter Moon With Face
Last Quarter Moon With Face
Sun With Face

Food & Drink

Food and Drink Emoji

Food and Drink Emoji

Tomato
Aubergine
Ear Of Maize
Roasted Sweet Potato
Grapes
Melon
Watermelon
Tangerine
Lemon
Banana
Pineapple
Red Apple
Green Apple
Pear
Peach
Cherries
Strawberry
Hamburger
Slice Of Pizza
Meat On Bone
Poultry Leg
Rice Cracker
Rice Ball
Cooked Rice
Curry And Rice
Steaming Bowl
Spaghetti
Bread
French Fries
Dango
Oden
Sushi
Fried Shrimp
Fish Cake With Swirl Design
Soft Ice Cream
Shaved Ice
Ice Cream
Doughnut
Cookie
Chocolate Bar
Candy
Lollipop
Custard
Honey Pot
Shortcake
Bento Box
Pot Of Food
Cooking
Fork And Knife
Teacup Without Handle
Hot Beverage
Sake Bottle And Cup
Wine Glass
Cocktail Glass
Tropical Drink
Beer Mug
Clinking Beer Mugs
Baby Bottle

Celebration

Ribbon
Wrapped Present
Birthday Cake
Jack-O-Lantern
Christmas Tree
Tanabata Tree
Pine Decoration
Moon Viewing Ceremony
Fireworks
Firework Sparkler
Party Popper
Confetti Ball
Balloon
Dizzy Symbol
Sparkles
Collision Symbol
Graduation Cap
Crown
Japanese Dolls
Carp Streamer
Wind Chime
Crossed Flags
Izakaya Lantern
Ring
Heavy Black Heart
Broken Heart
Love Letter
Two Hearts
Revolving Hearts
Beating Heart
Growing Heart
Sparkling Heart
Heart With Arrow
Heart With Ribbon
Heart Decoration
Purple Heart
Yellow Heart
Green Heart
Blue Heart

Activity

Activity Emoji

Activity Emoji

Runner
Pedestrian
Dancer
Rowboat
Swimmer
Surfer
Bath
Snowboarder
Ski And Ski Boot
Snowman Without Snow
Bicyclist
Mountain Bicyclist
Horse Racing
Tent
Fishing Pole And Fish
Soccer Ball
Basketball And Hoop
American Football
Baseball
Tennis Racquet And Ball
Rugby Football
Flag In Hole
Trophy
Running Shirt With Sash
Chequered Flag
Musical Keyboard
Guitar
Violin
Saxophone
Trumpet
Musical Note
Multiple Musical Notes
Musical Score
Headphone
Microphone
Performing Arts
Ticket
Top Hat
Circus Tent
Clapper Board
Artist Palette
Direct Hit
Billiards
Bowling
Slot Machine
Game Die
Video Game
Flower Playing Cards
Playing Card Black Joker
Mahjong Tile Red Dragon
Carousel Horse
Ferris Wheel
Roller Coaster

Travel & Places

Travel and Places Emoji

Travel and Places Emoji

Railway
Mountain Railway
Steam Locomotive
Tram
Monorail
High-Speed Train
High-Speed Train With Bullet Nose
Train
Metro
Light Rail
Station
Tram
Bus
Coach
Trolleybus
Minibus
Ambulance
Fire Engine
Police Car
Oncoming Police Car
Police Car’s Siren
Taxi
Oncoming Taxi
Car
Oncoming Car
Recreational Vehicle
Delivery Truck
Articulated Truck
Tractor
Bicycle
Bus Stop
Fuel Pump
Construction Sign
Vertical Traffic Light
Horizontal Traffic Light
Rocket
Helicopter
Airplane
Seat
Anchor
Ship
Speedboat
Sailboat
Aerial Tramway
Mountain Cableway
Suspension Railway
Passport Control
Customs
Baggage Claim
Left Luggage
Banknote With Yen Sign
Banknote With Euro Sign
Banknote With Pound Sign
Banknote With Dollar Sign
Statue Of Liberty
Moyai
Foggy
Tokyo Tower
Fountain
European Castle
Japanese Castle
Sunset Over Buildings
Cityscape
Night With Stars
Bridge At Night
House Building
House With Garden
Office Building
Department Store
Factory
Japanese Post Office
European Post Office
Hospital
Bank
Hotel
Love Hotel
Wedding
Church
Convenience Store
School
Flag For Australia
Flag For Austria
Flag For Belgium
Flag For Brazil
Flag For Canada
Flag For Chile
Flag For China
Flag For Colombia
Flag For Denmark
Flag For Finland
Flag For France
Flag For Germany
Flag For Hong Kong
Flag For India
Flag For Indonesia
Flag For Ireland
Flag For Israel
Flag For Italy
Flag For Japan
Flag For South Korea
Flag For Macau
Flag For Malaysia
Flag For Mexico
Flag For Netherlands
Flag For New Zealand
Flag For Norway
Flag For Philippines
Flag For Poland
Flag For Portugal
Flag For Puerto Rico
Flag For Russia
Flag For Saudi Arabia
Flag For Singapore
Flag For South Africa
Flag For Spain
Flag For Sweden
Flag For Switzerland
Flag For Turkey
Flag For United Kingdom
Flag For USA
Flag For United Arab Emirates
Flag For Vietnam

Objects & Symbols

Objects Emoji

Objects Emoji

Watch
Mobile Phone
Mobile Phone With Rightwards Arrow At Left
Personal Computer
Alarm Clock
Hourglass With Flowing Sand
Hourglass
Camera
Video Camera
Movie Camera
Television
Radio
Pager
Telephone Receiver
Black Telephone
Fax Machine
Minidisc
Floppy Disk
Optical Disc
DVD
Videocassette
Battery
Electric Plug
Electric Light Bulb
Electric Torch
Satellite Antenna
Credit Card
Money With Wings
Money Bag
Gem Stone
Closed Umbrella
Pouch
Purse
Handbag
Briefcase
School Satchel
Lipstick
Eyeglasses
Woman’s Hat
Woman’s Sandal
High-Heeled Shoe
Woman’s Boots
Man’s Shoe
Athletic Shoe
Bikini
Dress
Kimono
Woman’s Clothes
T-Shirt
Necktie
Jeans
Door
Shower
Bathtub
Toilet
Barber Pole
Syringe
Pill
Microscope
Telescope
Crystal Ball
Wrench
Hocho
Nut And Bolt
Hammer
Bomb
Smoking Symbol
Pistol
Bookmark
Newspaper
Key
Envelope
Envelope With Downwards Arrow Above
Incoming Envelope
E-Mail Symbol
Inbox Tray
Outbox Tray
Package
Postal Horn
Postbox
Closed Mailbox With Lowered Flag
Closed Mailbox With Raised Flag
Open Mailbox With Raised Flag
Open Mailbox With Lowered Flag
Page Facing Up
Page With Curl
Bookmark Tabs
Chart With Upwards Trend
Chart With Downwards Trend
Bar Chart
Calendar
Tear-Off Calendar
Low Brightness Symbol
High Brightness Symbol
Scroll
Clipboard
Open Book
Notebook
Notebook With Decorative Cover
Ledger
Closed Book
Green Book
Blue Book
Orange Book
Books
Card Index
Link Symbol
Paperclip
Pushpin
Black Scissors
Triangular Ruler
Round Pushpin
Straight Ruler
Triangular Flag On Post
File Folder
Open File Folder
Black Nib
Pencil
Memo
Lock With Ink Pen
Closed Lock With Key
Lock
Open Lock
Cheering Megaphone
Public Address Loudspeaker
Speaker
Speaker With One Sound Wave
Speaker With Three Sound Waves
Speaker With Cancellation Stroke
Sleeping Symbol
Bell
Bell With Cancellation Stroke
Thought Balloon
Speech Balloon
Children Crossing
Left-Pointing Magnifying Glass
Right-Pointing Magnifying Glass

Symbol Emoji

Symbol Emoji

Other Symbol Emoji

Other Symbol Emoji

No Entry Sign
No Entry
Name Badge
No Pedestrians
Do Not Litter Symbol
No Bicycles
Non-Potable Water Symbol
No Mobile Phones
No One Under Eighteen Symbol
Circled Ideograph Accept
Circled Ideograph Advantage
White Flower
Circled Ideograph Secret
Circled Ideograph Congratulation
Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-5408
Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-6E80
Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-7981
Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-6709
Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-7121
Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-7533
Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-55B6
Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-6708
Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-5272
Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-7A7A
Squared Katakana Sa
Squared Katakana Koko
Squared CJK Unified Ideograph-6307
Chart With Upwards Trend And Yen Sign
Sparkle
Eight-Spoked Asterisk
Negative Squared Cross Mark
White Heavy Check Mark
Eight Pointed Black Star
Vibration Mode
Mobile Phone Off
Squared VS
Negative Squared Latin Capital Letter A
Negative Squared Latin Capital Letter B
Negative Squared AB
Squared CL
Negative Squared Latin Capital Letter O
Squared SOS
Squared ID
Negative Squared Latin Capital Letter P
Water Closet
Squared Cool
Squared Free
Squared New
Squared NG
Squared OK
Squared Up With Exclamation Mark
Automated Teller Machine
Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Scorpius
Sagittarius
Capricorn
Aquarius
Pisces
Restroom
Men’s Symbol
Women’s Symbol
Baby Symbol
Wheelchair Symbol
Potable Water Symbol
No Smoking Symbol
Put Litter In Its Place Symbol
Black Right-Pointing Triangle
Black Left-Pointing Triangle
Up-Pointing Small Red Triangle
Down-Pointing Small Red Triangle
Black Right-Pointing Double Triangle
Black Left-Pointing Double Triangle
Black Up-Pointing Double Triangle
Black Down-Pointing Double Triangle
Black Rightwards Arrow
Leftwards Black Arrow
Upwards Black Arrow
Downwards Black Arrow
North East Arrow
South East Arrow
South West Arrow
North West Arrow
Up Down Arrow
Left Right Arrow
Anticlockwise Downwards And Upwards Open Circle Arrows
Rightwards Arrow With Hook
Leftwards Arrow With Hook
Arrow Pointing Rightwards Then Curving Upwards
Arrow Pointing Rightwards Then Curving Downwards
Twisted Rightwards Arrows
Clockwise Rightwards And Leftwards Open Circle Arrows
Clockwise Rightwards And Leftwards Open Circle Arrows With Circled One Overlay
Hash Key
Keycap 0
Keycap 1
Keycap 2
Keycap 3
Keycap 4
Keycap 5
Keycap 6
Keycap 7
Keycap 8
Keycap 9
Keycap Ten
Input Symbol For Numbers
Input Symbol For Latin Letters
Input Symbol For Latin Small Letters
Input Symbol For Latin Capital Letters
Information Source
Antenna With Bars
Cinema
Input Symbol For Symbols
Heavy Plus Sign
Heavy Minus Sign
Wavy Dash
Heavy Division Sign
Heavy Multiplication X
Heavy Check Mark
Clockwise Downwards And Upwards Open Circle Arrows
Trademark Sign
Copyright Sign
Registered Sign
Currency Exchange
Heavy Dollar Sign
Curly Loop
Double Curly Loop
Part Alternation Mark
Heavy Exclamation Mark Symbol
Black Question Mark Ornament
White Exclamation Mark Ornament
White Question Mark Ornament
Double Exclamation Mark
Exclamation Question Mark
Cross Mark
Heavy Large Circle
Hundred Points Symbol
End With Leftwards Arrow Above
Back With Leftwards Arrow Above
On With Exclamation Mark With Left Right Arrow Above
Top With Upwards Arrow Above
Soon With Rightwards Arrow Above
Cyclone
Circled Latin Capital Letter M
Ophiuchus
Six-Pointed Star With Middle Dot
Japanese Symbol For Beginner
Trident Emblem
Warning Sign
Hot Springs
Black Universal Recycling Symbol
Anger Symbol
Diamond Shape With A Dot Inside
Black Spade Suit
Black Heart Suit
Black Club Suit
Black Diamond Suit
Ballot Box With Check
Medium White Circle
Medium Black Circle
Radio Button
Large Red Circle
Large Blue Circle
Up-Pointing Red Triangle
Down-Pointing Red Triangle
Small Orange Diamond
Small Blue Diamond
Large Orange Diamond
Large Blue Diamond
Black Small Square
White Small Square
Black Large Square
White Large Square
Black Medium Square
White Medium Square
Black Medium Small Square
White Medium Small Square
Black Square Button
White Square Button
Clock Face One O’Clock
Clock Face One-Thirty
Clock Face Two O’Clock
Clock Face Two-Thirty
Clock Face Three O’Clock
Clock Face Three-Thirty
Clock Face Four O’Clock
Clock Face Four-Thirty
Clock Face Five O’Clock
Clock Face Five-Thirty
Clock Face Six O’Clock
Clock Face Six-Thirty
Clock Face Seven O’Clock
Clock Face Seven-Thirty
Clock Face Eight O’Clock
Clock Face Eight-Thirty
Clock Face Nine O’Clock
Clock Face Nine-Thirty
Clock Face Ten O’Clock
Clock Face Ten-Thirty
Clock Face Eleven O’Clock
Clock Face Eleven-Thirty
Clock Face Twelve O’Clock
Clock Face Twelve-Thirty

Skin Tone Modifiers

Skin Tone Emoji

Skin Tone Emoji

Emoji characters can be modified to use one of five different skin tone modifiers. Each tone is based on the Fitzpatrick Scale.

Emoji Modifier Fitzpatrick Type-1-2
Emoji Modifier Fitzpatrick Type-3
Emoji Modifier Fitzpatrick Type-4
Emoji Modifier Fitzpatrick Type-5
Emoji Modifier Fitzpatrick Type-6

Released on June 17, 2015

This is comprised of 37 new emojis, plus five emoji modifiers.

New Emoji

New Emoji

Hugging Face
Thinking Face
Face With Rolling Eyes
Zipper-Mouth Face
Nerd Face
Upside-Down Face
Face With Thermometer
Face With Head-Bandage
Money-Mouth Face
Sign of the Horns
Prayer Beads
Robot Face
Lion Face
Unicorn Face
Turkey
Crab
Scorpion
Cheese Wedge
Hot Dog
Taco
Burrito
Popcorn
Bottle With Popping Cork
Amphora
Place of Worship
Kaaba
Mosque
Synagogue
Menorah With Nine Branches
Cricket Bat and Ball
Volleyball
Field Hockey Stick and Ball
Ice Hockey Stick and Puck
Table Tennis Paddle and Ball
Badminton Racquet and Shuttlecock
Bow and Arrow





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