Sunday, 15 November 2015

Have You Been Using WhatsApp Emojis Correctly? Find Out

Many are the times when entering just one emoji character while responding to a message saves you a whole minute or two of typing out a response, since everything you intended to say is contained in that ‘smiley’ picture character.

 The flushed face emoji is used when one is embarrassed, or blushing due to a mistake.

This is a tired face emoji used to express exhaustion. Many confuse it with tearless crying.


An astonished face, with a wide open mouth, gasping, is used to express shock.

A grimacing face, is used when one has made a mistake or there’s an awkward situation and you’re like “eek”.


This one shows a pile of poo, often thought to be chocolate ice cream. Even though the latest Emoji keyboard has incorporated a ‘middle finger’, many users frequently applied this emoji for the same effect.

The smirking face emoji is used when one wants to show that they are proud of their achievements.

The eyes of this unamused face are quite similar to the smirking face above, but this emoji has a downward-facing mouth to show disappointment eg. following a let-down. Many use it to show sadness but that is not its exact meaning.

This face with hearts instead of eyes, can simply mean “I love you” or “I love this”.

The cat face emojis are variants of the ‘human face’ ones, meaning the same thing. They were introduced because cats are a popular in Japan, where emojis originate from. This one is great to use when intending to show a much less serious degree of sadness. The human crying emoji is often used to represent actual sadness

The face showing air coming out of the nose is usually used for representing frustration.

This is the one of the three wise monkeys of: “see-no-evil, hear-no-evil and speak-no-evil”. It is mostly used when one wants to playfully express “I didn’t want to see that”.

It’s common use it to punch someone, or to fist-bump (gota) another person.

Known as the ‘praise hands’ or hallelujah’ emoji, it is normally used when celebrating success and other joyous events.

Smiling face with sunglasses. It’s used to denote a sense of “cool”

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