Emojis are a godsend in conversations. They consist of star eyes emojis, flushed eyes emojis, and the list goes on. They are great as they save time by replacing short messages with a visual. Not only that, sometimes Emojis are better than words at explaining certain feelings.
Introduced in Japanese mobile phones in 1997, Emojis are now a mainstay of pop culture around the world.
Emojis are now even considered part of the language. So much so that in 2015, the Oxford dictionaries made the ‘Face with tears of joy’ emoji the word of the year.
There are close to 1,500 emojis available today and it is near impossible to know what all of them mean. So here is a compilation of few of the most commonly used ones so you can understand them and make your online conversations better.
😀 Grinning face
The happy smiling face is one of the most commonly used. You can say hello, greet someone, express joy or brighten up a short text.
😄 Grinning face with smiling eyes
Smiley’s mouth is wide open while its eyes squeezed shut with happiness. It Laughs loudly, cheerfully and heartily. Can also be used to express sarcasm.
😆 Grinning squinting face
It is used to indicate a more mischievous laugh. It can be used when poking fun at someone.
😅 Grinning face with a sweat
Primarily used to indicate relief. It also represents nervous laughter.
😂 Face with tears of joy
When something is so incredibly funny that you cry laughing. It is the most popular emoji and was named the word of the year in 2015.
🤣 Rolling on the floor laughing
It represents the same phrase, rolling on the floor laughing(rofl). Uninhibited, boundless laughter.
😊 Smiling face with smiling eyes
Easily recognizable, it represents happiness, gratitude or contentment.
😉 Winking face
It indicates mischief or a general lack of seriousness. Can be used while flirting or pulling a practical joke.
🤩 Star eyes emojis
Used when you are star-struck, in awe of something you may use the star eyes emojis. For example, you click a picture with a celebrity and use this emoji when you share it with your friends.
😍 Smiling face with heart eyes
Showing that you are in love with something or someone.
🙂 Smiling face
Represents a shy-grin in response to a compliment or something good happening.
😠 Angry face
When someone is absolutely furious with an unfavorable situation. Be careful around them!
😒 Unamused face
The person is unimpressed about a situation, grumpy or dissatisfied. Generally an expression of disapproval.
😳 Flushed face
The person is shocked, is uncomfortable or has made a mistake. Could also be a response to a compliment.
While these are the most popular ones, you will come across many emojis that are not on this list as new emojis are added every day. Apple has now introduced ones that use Augmented Reality to map your facial expressions on live emojis. These are called Animojis.
Our favorite emoji is the star eyes emojis, how about yours? let us know in the comments section.
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