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What does each emoji used in WhatsApp mean? See main explanations | Social networks

Using emojis in WhatsApp conversations or other social networks is a very common practice on the Internet. When you don't know what to write, a happy or sad face, for example, can demonstrate what the person is thinking or feeling at that moment. However, it is important to remember that the meaning of some icons may not be clear to all users and therefore the interpretation tends to be varied. The misconception may be even greater considering that iPhone (iOS), Android, and Windows Phone emojis are different.

Unicode publishes standards on what emojis mean, but they are not always used correctly. After all, they may have unique meanings within certain groups. The Snapchat social network, for example, has its own unique set of emojis. To make your life easier and prevent misinterpretation in future conversations, the TechTudo listed the meanings of some of the most popular figures on WhatsApp.

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Smiling Faces Indicate Happiness Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Smiley Face with Smiley Eyes and Smiley Face are the most commonly used emojis on the web. They indicate happiness or positivity. They are rarely used after an insult or criticism.

  • Other smiling faces

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There are several smiling emojis to express joy Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Smiling face with open mouth, Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes, Smiling face "and" Smiling face with open mouth and tightly closed eyes are similar to the two simplest smiley faces. However, they are usually used to express higher levels of happiness. A message with one of these emojis will usually be extremely positive.

  • Smiling face with open mouth and cold sweat

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Emoji expresses happiness with relief Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Smiling face with open mouth and cold sweat shows happiness with relief. Messages using this emoji often express joy at the fact that a potentially negative event worked. For example, you can use this emoji in a message explaining that you have just passed a difficult test or in the case of a complicated situation, but it worked out in the end.

  • Face with tears of joy

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Emoji with tears of joy or to express a more intense laugh Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The Emoji Face with tears of joy used to show the strongest or most intense laugh. It will often be replaced by "LOL" when someone sends a joke.

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Emji for intense moments of laughter Photo: Resproduo / TechTudo

The Smiling Face and Rolling on the Ground is the latest version of "ROFL", which means "Rolling On The Floor Laughing." In Portuguese, it is used to say that you are "rolling on the floor with laughter" an Internet spell.

  • Upside down face

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Emoji for when you don't want to look so serious Photo: Playback / TechTudo

"Face down" means you're not serious or talking about something that apparently doesn't make sense.

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A very irreverent emoji for your conversation Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Crazy Face is also an emoji that shows irreverence. Use this if something silly but funny.

  • Smiling face with sunglasses

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A good example of light irony emoji Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Smiling face with sunglasses used to show coldness. Sometimes used with irony or it can mean "deal with it".

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Expressing a shy face Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The Flushed Face emoji shows embarrassment for an embarrassing situation or error. Also widely used to show shyness when answering compliments.

  • Face savoring delicious food

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If the food looks good, this is the right emoji. Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo4

Did the food look good? Face tasting delicious food can be used to express a very tasty meal.

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Emoji for nerds or for some ironies Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

"Geek Face shows intelligence or passion for a specific subject. Also often used ironically.

  • Smiling Face with Star Eyes

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Emoji for that livelier moment Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The Smiley Face with Star Eyes emoji shows that you are excited or shocked, as when you are expecting something or something.

  • Face with mother-in-law language and party hat

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Emoji for celebrations Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Face with mother-in-law language and party hat worn when celebrating an event. It is best used when a friend's birthday.

Teasing Face Emojis

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This is the most naughty laugh emoji Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

"Smiling Face has strong sexual connotations. It usually accompanies sexual innuendo or suggestion.

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Here's a wink! Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Flashing Face shows that the message was sent with humorous intent. Any message that accompanies a blinking face should not be taken very seriously. Similar to the Smiling Face, the Flashing Face often accompanies suggestive messages.

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Faces with tongue sticking out to show humor Photo: Playback / TechTudo

Face with stuck tongue, Face with stuck tongue and blinking eye, and Face with stuck tongue and tightly closed eyes are used interchangeably with face blinking to show humor.

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To express a sense of relief or contentment Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Relieved face, as the name suggests, the indication of relief. However, mainly used to show contentment. It may also, in response to a suggestive emoji, show indifference or innocence.

  • Smiling face with aurola

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Emoji with aurola to be used in a good mood Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Smiling face with aurola shows innocence. Can be used with seriousness or humor. For example, this emoji would be appropriate when sending messages to your friends on a Friday to explain that you are home at night.

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Trick or malice? Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Horned faces can be used alternately to show mischief or mischief. As one is smiling and the other frowning, they show subtly different things. The horned smiling face has more to do with mischief or suggestive messages, while the other entails more malice.

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Kissing emojis can also be used for whistles Photo: Playback / TechTudo

Kissing Face, Kissing Face, Kissing Face with Smiling Eyes and Kissing Face with Closed Eyes are used to show romance or affection. The face throwing kiss is typically more romantic due to the small red heart. The other three can also be used to show innocent whistles.

  • Smiling face with heart shaped eyes

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For moments of love or gratitude Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Smiling face with heart-shaped eyes shows love, adoration or gratitude. It can be used for a person, place or thing.

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The Emoji of Abraham Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The Embracing Face means that you are sending a virtual hug to the recipient.

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Emoji for moments without words Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Neutral Faces "show a great lack of emotion. They can be used to show that someone is unimpressed, indifferent or clumsy.

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Face of dissatisfaction or suspicion Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Face without expression expresses dissatisfaction or suspicion. This emoji does not show true anger or sadness, but a subtly negative emotion. For example, if you are dissatisfied or doubtful about someone being late, you can send this emoji.

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Emoji showing stress or hard work Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Face with cold sweat shows stress or hard work. Usually, it refers to a specific situation. Sending a message to a family member to explain that you should be late at the office justifies this emoji.

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For days of sadness Photo: Reproduction / Dissemination

Thoughtful Face and Disappointed Face are the two main sad face emojis. Both convey a feeling of sadness, remorse, regret, disappointment or any similar negative emotion.

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That "quick" look Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The Face Asking for when you are asking a favor. The appearance of "puppy eyes" is rarely used in serious situations.

  • Disappointed but relieved face

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To show fear or hurt Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Disappointed but relieved face usually used to show fear or hurt.

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This emoji is more about mgoa than sadness Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Crying Face Similar to Pensive Face and Disappointed Face. However, it shows a stronger feeling of hurt than the general sadness.

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Crying of sadness or moments of irony Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Face crying loudly a stronger version of Face Crying. This shows pain or disorder. Unlike other sad faces, it is often used ironically.

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An emoji to express concern Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The Worried Face emoji shows shock, horror, disgust and fear.

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A frown for worry or embarrassment Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The Face Grimace emoji also shows concern or embarrassment. Use it if you are apprehensive about a message.

  • Face with a raised eyebrow

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Face with raised eyebrow to express disapproval Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Face with a raised eyebrow shows skepticism or disapproval. The figure is indicated if you do not believe in anyone's excuse.

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Emoji doubtful about what is being read Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The Monocular Face also expresses doubt, as if you are examining a message.

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Emoji with Nose of Pinquio Character Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The Lying Face has a growing nose, just like Pinquio. Use sparingly if you think someone is not telling the truth.

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When you're speechless, use this emoji Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The "Mouthless Face" emoji shows that you are speechless. It may be used ironically, but it often means that you don't know what to say during a strange conversation or dare not say what you think when you're embarrassed or angry.

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The emoji that keeps the secrets Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The "Face with Mouth Closed" emoji may mean that you can't convey the right words now. However, it is mostly used to show that you can keep a secret.

  • Head with exploding head

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Emoji with head exploding in shock Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The emoji "Guy with exploding head" shows shock, telling the recipient that you are blown away. usually used to admire something. Many times people confuse the meaning of this emoji.

  • Face with symbols over the mouth

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For moments of anger Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

"Face with symbols over mouth" naturally replaces a word of curse. Use this to express annoyance or anger.

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Emojis that represent discontent with life Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Emojis are often used to represent world fatigue and stress, as if one were discouraged with life.

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Sleepy Emoji in Disease Days Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The "Sleepy Face" rarely represents tiredness. Instead, it shows that the sender is ill.

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Hit that sleep? Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The "Sleeping Face" emoji is used instead of "Sleepy Face" to show drowsiness. It is difficult to send a message when really sleeping.

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Emojis that can be used as an apology Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Confused faces are used interchangeably to show confusion. They are also used to show awkwardness or an apology. If anyone has to cancel plans, for example, they may include these emojis.

  • Face with look of triumph

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A lot of people still confuse the meaning of this emoji Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The triumphant-looking Face is one of the most misused emojis. It is often used to show anger or frustration rather than triumphing often ironically.

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Angry Face Emojis Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Angry Face and Angry Face show anger, with the red pouting face the strongest of the two. Unlike the face with triumphant eyes, they are rarely used with humor.

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Emoji to represent perseverance Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The "Persevering Face" shows that you are struggling with a situation but continues with your frustration.

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Emojis to express that scare Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Fearful Face, Face with open mouth and cold sweat and Face screaming with fear show varying levels of fear or fright. All of them can be used ironically.

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The three most famous little monkeys on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The three little monkeys are used to show shock and embarrassment, mostly insolently. The choice of the specific monkey to use will depend on the content of the message.

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Emoji commonly used with humor Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

almost always used with humor. The picture can be used to replace a word or criticize a person or message.

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A sign of support for friends Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The Thumb Up Emoji shows acceptance or agreement.

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This signal demonstrates disapproval. Photo: Playback / TechTudo

Thumb down emoji shows rejection, dislike or disagreement.

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Ok sign or to demonstrate something small Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

This emoji shows acceptance, satisfaction or all is well. It can also be used to show that something small.

  • Person who raises both hands in celebration

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time to say thank you! Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The person who raises both hands in celebration, which may also be called praise hands, is used to show support or appreciation.

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Emoji conveys sympathy Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The Open Mos emoji conveys openness and friendliness. It can also mean that you are sending a hug, similar to Face Embracing.

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It can be a simple "thank you" or a prayer. Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

The person with their hands together, though not intent on being explicitly religious, often says thank you, or to show prayer or symbol. You can use it when asking for a favor.

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This emoji can even be used to wish "good luck"! Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

Call Me Hand, despite its name, can have various meanings depending on the context. It is similar to a traditional telephone, so it may indicate that you want to talk to someone over the telephone. Pilots also use it to wish each other good luck. In Hawaiian culture, known as the sign Shaka, which means lets out a loving gesture indicating solidarity.

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One of WhatsApp's most traditional emoji Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

The "Red Heart" is the classic love heart emoticon, expressing affection, friendship or romance.

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There are several colors for heart emojis Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo

"Purple Heart", "Yellow Heart", "Green Heart" and "Blue Heart" are all similar to "Red Heart". However, the target of your affection is usually related to the color of the heart. For example, the Blue Heart is commonly used with sports teams wearing blue t-shirts. Similarly, the Yellow Heart is associated with the sun and summer.

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Pode ser usado como tristeza ou ironia Foto: Reproduo/TechTudo

O emoji "Corao Partido" a expresso final da tristeza. Tambm pode ser usado ironicamente.

Os emojis esto sempre evoluindo como uma ferramenta de comunicao e seus significados ainda podem estar em constante mudana. As figuras tambm so surpreendentemente pessoais, por isso voc deve tomar cuidado ao us-lo e certificar-se de que destinatrio v entender, para evitar algum mal entendido.

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