Emojis are an integral part of modern communication. You have always wondered what the meaning of the infinite number of emojis is? We have an answer for each one for you.

Emoji Meanings for Snapchat & Social Media

Emoji meanings at a glance

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Laughing Faces

๐Ÿ˜€Grinning FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ƒGrinning Face with Big EyesMore Info
๐Ÿ˜„Grinning Face with Smiling EyesMore Info
๐Ÿ˜Beaming Face with Smiling EyesMore Info
๐Ÿ˜†Grinning Squinting FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜…Grinning Face with SweatMore Info
๐ŸคฃRolling on the Floor LaughingMore Info
๐Ÿ˜‚Face with Tears of JoyMore Info
๐Ÿ™‚Slightly Smiling FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ™ƒUpside-Down FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜‰Winking FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ŠSmiling Face with Smiling EyesMore Info
๐Ÿ˜‡Smiling Face with HaloMore Info

Affected Faces

๐ŸฅฐSmiling Face with HeartsMore Info
๐Ÿ˜Smiling Face with Heart-EyesMore Info
๐ŸคฉStar-StruckMore Info
๐Ÿ˜˜Face Blowing a KissMore Info
๐Ÿ˜—Kissing FaceMore Info
โ˜บSmiling FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜šKissing Face with Closed EyesMore Info
๐Ÿ˜™Kissing Face with Smiling EyesMore Info

Tongue Faces

๐Ÿ˜‹Face Savoring FoodMore Info
๐Ÿ˜›Face with TongueMore Info
๐Ÿ˜œWinking Face with TongueMore Info
๐ŸคชZany FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜Squinting Face with TongueMore Info
๐Ÿค‘Money-Mouth FaceMore Info

Hand Faces

๐Ÿค—Hugging FaceMore Info
๐ŸคญFace with Hand Over MouthMore Info
๐ŸคซShushing FaceMore Info
๐Ÿค”Thinking FaceMore Info

Neutral And Sceptical Faces

๐ŸคZipper-Mouth FaceMore Info
๐ŸคจFace with Raised EyebrowMore Info
๐Ÿ˜Neutral FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜‘Expressionless FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ถFace Without MouthMore Info
๐Ÿ˜Smirking FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜’Unamused FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ™„Face with Rolling EyesMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ฌGrimacing FaceMore Info
๐ŸคฅLying FaceMore Info

Sleeping Faces

๐Ÿ˜ŒRelieved FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜”Pensive FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ชSleepy FaceMore Info
๐ŸคคDrooling FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ดSleeping FaceMore Info

Unwell Faces

๐Ÿ˜ทFace with Medical MaskMore Info
๐Ÿค’Face with ThermometerMore Info
๐Ÿค•Face with Head-BandageMore Info
๐ŸคขNauseated FaceMore Info
๐ŸคฎFace VomitingMore Info
๐ŸคงSneezing FaceMore Info
๐ŸฅตHot FaceMore Info
๐ŸฅถCold FaceMore Info
๐ŸฅดWoozy FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ตDizzy FaceMore Info
๐ŸคฏExploding HeadMore Info

Faces With Hats

๐Ÿค Cowboy Hat FaceMore Info
๐ŸฅณPartying FaceMore Info

Faces With Glasses

๐Ÿ˜ŽSmiling Face with SunglassesMore Info
๐Ÿค“Nerd FaceMore Info
๐ŸงFace with MonocleMore Info

Worried Faces

๐Ÿ˜•Confused FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ŸWorried FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ™Slightly Frowning FaceMore Info
โ˜นFrowning FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ฎFace with Open MouthMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ฏHushed FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ฒAstonished FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ณFlushed FaceMore Info
๐ŸฅบPleading FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ฆFrowning Face with Open MouthMore Info
๐Ÿ˜งAnguished FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜จFearful FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ฐAnxious Face with SweatMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ฅSad but Relieved FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ขCrying FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ญLoudly Crying FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ฑFace Screaming in FearMore Info
๐Ÿ˜–Confounded FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ฃPersevering FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜žDisappointed FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜“Downcast Face with SweatMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ฉWeary FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ซTired FaceMore Info
๐ŸฅฑYawning FaceMore Info

Evil Faces

๐Ÿ˜คFace with Steam From NoseMore Info
๐Ÿ˜กPouting FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ Angry FaceMore Info
๐ŸคฌFace with Symbols on MouthMore Info
๐Ÿ˜ˆSmiling Face with HornsMore Info
๐Ÿ‘ฟAngry Face with HornsMore Info
๐Ÿ’€SkullMore Info
โ˜ Skull and CrossbonesMore Info

Costumed Faces

๐Ÿ’ฉPile of PooMore Info
๐ŸคกClown FaceMore Info
๐Ÿ‘นOgreMore Info
๐Ÿ‘บGoblinMore Info
๐Ÿ‘ปGhostMore Info
๐Ÿ‘ฝAlienMore Info
๐Ÿ‘พAlien MonsterMore Info
๐Ÿค–RobotMore Info

Monkey Faces

๐Ÿ™ˆSee-No-Evil MonkeyMore Info
๐Ÿ™‰Hear-No-Evil MonkeyMore Info
๐Ÿ™ŠSpeak-No-Evil MonkeyMore Info


๐Ÿ’‹Kiss MarkMore Info
๐Ÿ’ŒLove LetterMore Info
๐Ÿ’˜Heart with ArrowMore Info
๐Ÿ’Heart with RibbonMore Info
๐Ÿ’–Sparkling HeartMore Info
๐Ÿ’—Growing HeartMore Info
๐Ÿ’“Beating HeartMore Info
๐Ÿ’žRevolving HeartsMore Info
๐Ÿ’•Two HeartsMore Info
๐Ÿ’ŸHeart DecorationMore Info
โฃHeart ExclamationMore Info
๐Ÿ’”Broken HeartMore Info
โคRed HeartMore Info
๐ŸคWhite HeartMore Info

Other Emotions

๐Ÿ’ฏHundred PointsMore Info
๐Ÿ’ขAnger SymbolMore Info
๐Ÿ’ฅCollisionMore Info
๐Ÿ’ซDizzyMore Info
๐Ÿ’ฆSweat DropletsMore Info
๐Ÿ’จDashing AwayMore Info
๐Ÿ•ณHoleMore Info
๐Ÿ’ฃBombMore Info
๐Ÿ’ฌSpeech BalloonMore Info
๐Ÿ‘๏ธโ€๐Ÿ—จ๏ธEye in Speech BubbleMore Info
๐Ÿ—จLeft Speech BubbleMore Info
๐Ÿ—ฏRight Anger BubbleMore Info
๐Ÿ’ญThought BalloonMore Info
๐Ÿ’คZzzMore Info

People & Bodies

One Hand

๐Ÿ‘‹Waving HandMore Info
๐ŸคšRaised Back of HandMore Info
๐Ÿ–Hand with Fingers SplayedMore Info
โœ‹Raised HandMore Info
๐Ÿ––Vulcan SaluteMore Info
๐Ÿ‘ŒOK HandMore Info
๐ŸคPinching HandMore Info
โœŒVictory HandMore Info
๐ŸคžCrossed FingersMore Info
๐ŸคŸLove-You GestureMore Info
๐Ÿค˜Sign of the HornsMore Info
๐Ÿค™Call Me HandMore Info

One Finger

๐Ÿ‘ˆBackhand Index Pointing LeftMore Info
๐Ÿ‘‰Backhand Index Pointing RightMore Info
๐Ÿ‘†Backhand Index Pointing UpMore Info
๐Ÿ–•Middle FingerMore Info
๐Ÿ‘‡Backhand Index Pointing DownMore Info
โ˜Index Pointing UpMore Info

Closed Fingers

๐Ÿ‘Thumbs UpMore Info
๐Ÿ‘ŽThumbs DownMore Info
โœŠRaised FistMore Info
๐Ÿ‘ŠOncoming FistMore Info
๐Ÿค›Left-Facing FistMore Info
๐ŸคœRight-Facing FistMore Info

Two-Handed Emojis

๐Ÿ‘Clapping HandsMore Info
๐Ÿ™ŒRaising HandsMore Info
๐Ÿ‘Open HandsMore Info
๐ŸคฒPalms Up TogetherMore Info
๐ŸคHandshakeMore Info
๐Ÿ™Folded HandsMore Info

Functional Hands

โœWriting HandMore Info
๐Ÿ’…Nail PolishMore Info
๐ŸคณSelfieMore Info

Body Parts

๐Ÿ’ชFlexed BicepsMore Info
๐ŸฆพMechanical ArmMore Info
๐ŸฆฟMechanical LegMore Info
๐ŸฆตLegMore Info
๐ŸฆถFootMore Info
๐Ÿ‘‚EarMore Info
๐ŸฆปEar with Hearing AidMore Info
๐Ÿ‘ƒNoseMore Info
๐Ÿง BrainMore Info
๐ŸฆทToothMore Info
๐ŸฆดBoneMore Info
๐Ÿ‘€EyesMore Info
๐Ÿ‘EyeMore Info
๐Ÿ‘…TongueMore Info
๐Ÿ‘„MouthMore Info

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The difference between smileys, emojis and emoticons

These three terms are often used interchangeably, although they actually each have their own independent meaning.

Most of the time, we simply use the term โ€œsmileyโ€ because it comes off the lips so nicely, while โ€œemojiโ€ and โ€œemoticonโ€ sound rather edgy.

The origin of the terms in their order:


A smiley is a simple representation of a smiling face that became popular in 1962 and consists of a yellow circle with two black dots for eyes and a black arc for the mouth.

It was created by the American graphic artist Harvey Ross Ball.

It wasnโ€™t until the internet came along that it took more than just an animation of a happy three-eyed face. This gave rise to emoticons โ€“ later followed by emojis.

Still, itโ€™s perfectly fine to use the term โ€œsmileyโ€ as a generic term when using messaging Apps such as Whatsapp, for example โ€“ after all, thatโ€™s where it originally came from!


An emoticon is the raw format of an emoji. With the help of ordinary punctuation marks, letters and numbers, we can depict figures that are very close to a human face with expressions and other shapes.

For example, xD stands for a big grin, while :-O shows a frightened/amazed expression and <3 obviously represents a heart.

Incidentally, sometime in September 1982, a student posted the following message on an Internet forum โ€“ the emoticon was invented.

19-Sep-82 11:44    Scott E  Fahlman             :-)
From: Scott E  Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c>

I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers:


Read it sideways.  Actually, it is probably more economical to mark
things that are NOT jokes, given current trends.  For this, use



An emoji is a small image that can show anything from a puzzled face to a crying cat to a dog bone.

To the delight of all smartphone users, new emojis appear regularly to lighten up communication and allow you to express your emotions without text more often than not.

The word emoji translates to โ€œpicture characterโ€ (from Japanese e = picture and moji = letter/character).

These pictograms look different on every device because manufacturers like Apple, Google, Facebook, Windows, Twitter and Samsung (you can find an overview at Unicode) produce their own sets, therefore the different meanings.

An emoji is the animated form of an emoticon.

Frequently asked questions

What does โ€œemojiโ€ mean?

The term comes from Japanese (็ตตๆ–‡ๅญ—) and means โ€œpicture characterโ€. The โ€œeโ€ stands for โ€œpictureโ€ and โ€œmojiโ€ for โ€œcharacter.โ€ So these are graphic representations of smileys and other characters that find their application especially in messenger Apps like WhatsApp as symbols and are also popular on social media platforms.

What does this smiley :3 mean?

:3 is a trivialized variation of :). It represents deep satisfaction or expresses being flattered. It is a symbol meant to represent the cat face of anime characters when they say something clever or sarcastic, or comment on something cute. A facial expression with the same emotion is UwU.

What does the ^^ smiley mean?

In written language, the character named โ€œcircumflexโ€ is used to confer a special pronunciation or emphasis. In the digital language, the two adjacent ^^ characters act as an expression for a pleased smile. The emoticon originated in Japan, where laughter is restrained, especially in public, and Japanese women sometimes still hold their hand in front of their mouth when laughing. Attached to a statement, ^^ provides a cheer.

What does an upside-down smiley mean?

An upside-down smiley or emoji such as ๐Ÿ™ƒ is often used to indicate a joking, ambiguous, ironic or sarcastic statement. Likewise, it is symbolic of craziness and can also be used simply to have a change from the conventional smiley ๐Ÿ™‚ .

What should I reply to a kiss smiley?

Answer with a kiss smiley of your own! Then itโ€™s your counterpartโ€™s turn again.

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