You'll find all current smileys and people emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!
Category: 🥰 Smileys & People Emojis
Stop fooling around! Made-up clown face from the circus world. Stands for fun and entertainment, but can also trigger fears in certain people - at least since Stephen King's horror movie “It“.
Crap, oh no! Such a sh**! The comic version of a pile of feces. Can describe a situation, replace the swear word, or criticize a statement of the chat partner.
The funny-smiling ghost is too cute to frighten others or cause harm. Symbol for Halloween or jokingly for creepy things, e.g. movies.
This is extremely dangerous! The skull emoji is used in unpleasant situations or to symbolize terrible things. Can stand for a real threat, but can also be used sarcastically or humorously.
It can mean dying of laughter.
Be careful! The death's head with crossed bones is a symbol of death. A warning sign for toxic substances and hazards.
The aliens are here! Symbol for an extraterrestrial being. However, smiles friendly and comes in peace.
The mouth of the robot face resembles a grimace. It's like being remotely controlled and working like a robot. Can also be used for deadhearted people or refer to artificial intelligence and sci-fi movies.
Trick or treat! A candle is placed in a hollowed-out pumpkin with a grimace. The Halloween tradition was brought to the US by Irish immigrants. The emoji is usually sent as a symbol for Halloween.
Laughing cat with open mouth. Means fun and smirking, mostly used by cat lovers. The cattiness might stand for femininity.
Cat face, which is in a good mood. The eyes are smiling, it's grinning broadly and very satisfied. The chat partner can have fun with this cat.
Cat emoji with clenched eyes and open mouth. Is enthusiastic and helpless with laughter. Something is extremely funny or silly. You are relieved and have tears of joy in your eyes.
Overjoyed, laughing cat face with hearts on the eyes. Is very much in love or very grateful for a friendly service. Likes something very much and expresses admiration that way.
Cat is laughing daringly with boldly raised corners of the mouth. It mocks you, is sarcastic or having fun at your expense. Might fancy a flirt. However, you had better be cautious.
Cat with red cheeks and eyes closed. Its lips are pointed and it wants to kiss you. Cats have a reputation for being very choosy and tend to show affection rather reluctantly.
Cat is tired and exhausted. It has got hollow, white eyes and is holding its paws next to the mouth. Needs a break right now. Reaction to something scandalous or shocking.
Cat face with down-turned eyebrows and corners of the mouth. A tear is running down the cheek. Just received bad news. Expression of empathy.
Pouting face of a grumpy cat. The corners of the mouth and the whiskers are pointing downwards. Is in a bad mood, frustrated, and has turned away angrily. Known as the Grumpy Cat, a grumpy-looking cat that became an Internet phenomenon.
I'm praying that everything will go smoothly today or “Can you lend me some money please?“ The upturned palms represent a form of praying or asking for handouts. In American sign language, the symbol of an open book.
The two opened hands are stretched toward the counterpart. Represents affection and openness. Could also stand for a hug.
Hallelujah! Hands are stretched upwards to celebrate. Is having a party, dancing wildly and friskily. Is in a good mood or having a lot of fun. Can also stand for “Banzai”, a Japanese cheer that brings luck and joy for 10,000 years.
Bravo, very well done! Emoji shows two clapping hands. Is mostly used for expressing consent and appreciation. Can also be used sarcastically, if something truly doesn't deserve any applause!
I use this emoji as an appreciation and appeal.
Shake on it! The handshake can stand for a greeting or farewell, a sign of agreement or for a deal. Two people are holding hands or, in a figurative sense, to give someone a helping hand.
Well done! Hand with thumb turned up. Stands for commitment, agreement and approval! Caution: In Arab countries, this is interpreted as showing the two fingers.
That was really bad! Thumb turned down stands for rejection, disapproval and dislike. Also known as the false death myth meaning with Roman gladiators.
The stretched-out fist means “Check!“ an encouragement. Welcome between friends or gesture of agreement. Can also be interpreted as a threatening punch.
I can do it! The raised fist implies power and strength. Stands for something you believe in. also meant as a political gesture and symbol of defiance, solidarity and resistance.
In conjunction with other emojis a sign of a hit. Casual form of greeting. The gesture 🤜🤛 is known as fist check, fist greeting or colloquially as a ghetto fist.
A hand clenched in a fist pointing to the right. The hand gesture is used to greet friends as a sign of respect as well as approval or congratulation.
The closed fist with crossed index and middle fingers is used to wish someone luck. Children usually use this gesture to annihilate a promise or oath.
Used to express the feeling of closeness and trust.
No offense! Symbol of peace, which became known in the 60s by the hippies. “V” hand signal stands for victory. In Great Britain, can be seen in an insulting way as a woman with spread-out legs.
In the American sign language, the fist with outstretched little finger, index finger and thumb means “I love you“. The ILY sign mainly conveys a general, positive message.
Rock on! Little finger and forefinger are forming horns. The metal horn is a gesture of metal rock fans. Can have many meanings, such as unfaithfulness (by horny husband/wife), sign to ward off misfortune, devil's salutation or sacred gesture in Buddhism.
Thumb and forefinger form an O. Symbol for “Okay!“ Sign of approval, agreement or that everything is okay. Careful, in some countries it is considered offensive and insulting (“you a**hole“).
Just this tiny bit is missing! Thumb and forefinger are close together to grab a small object. Indication that something is small or only available in small quantities.
What do you want?! “Ma che vuoi” is one of the most famous gestures in Italy. Universally applicable when someone asks for something or when you wish for something yourself. The more often the gesture is used, the more impatient or frustrated the other person is.
It means I want to eat something.
Right this way! Trigger finger shows to the left. Is meant to point in a certain direction, indicate something or mark the important part of a message.
Trigger finger shows to the right. Draws your attention to something following or wants to remind you of something. Can also be an admonishing wiggling of the trigger finger.
Lifting the forefinger up as a warning or to emphasize a statement. Can also mean “I've got time“ or “I'm in it“. Wants to draw attention to something.
Hand with raised forefinger pointing down. You want to draw attention to something: look at the text below! Or you don't feel well, you are feeling down.
The raised forefinger stands for a threat: Beware! Could also be a gesture of instruction. Someone has an announcement to make or something important to say.
Emoji shows a raised palm with fingers. It stands for a welcome or farewell as well as for “Stop, I've had enough!“ High five want to congratulate or celebrate a success.
A raised hand, which is shown in reverse position (back of the hand is in the front). Someone wants to draw attention to himself, e.g. to ask something or to signalize his participation.
“Don't come closer” or “Stop, wait!” The spread out hand can also indicate the number 5 or a high five.
Fingers are spread between the ring and middle finger, creating a “V“. A hand sign based on sacred Jewish letters. The gesture has become known by the series “Star Trek“ and Mr. Spock: Live long and in peace.
Hello and goodbye! Have a good trip! A friendly waving hand. Can be used as a welcome or farewell. Or sarcastically, if you wished someone or something would disappear.
Looking through all the emojis, I think the waving hand emoji is the best greeting for the nation's pride and victory. In a peaceful and grateful way. ❣
Can also be used for slapping.
The closed fist with abducted thumb and little finger has a phone-like shape. “Call me“ or “Let's have a call soon“. Similar to the surfer greeting “Hang loose“.
“You can do that!” or “I feel strong!” Arm with tense biceps. Also used in connection with doing sports, e.g. at the gym.
Be as strong as a robot! The high-tech arm prosthesis enables amputees to move their arms and hands. Expresses enthusiasm for Star Wars, robot technology, bionics or science fiction.
In western culture, the middle finger smiley is used as a rude and offensive gesture.
Right hand writing with a pen. Is related to writing. I'll contact you and write a message to you. There will be a test in school. You're writing a poem for your honey.
Two hands pressed together. Is currently very introverted, saying a prayer, or hoping for enlightenment. Is also used as a “high five” or to say thank you.
Worshipful, with joined hands, obviously used for religious things, but also when we are grateful to someone for something very special.
Also used to show that you are angry about chatting with them. For example, “I'm going to ask you to leave me.“
An emoji to say “Namaskar“ or to greet and thank someone great or a friend in India.
Can also be used for greeting as it shows the greeting gesture “Namaste“.
Finally walking barefoot again. You are standing on your own feet or would like to receive a foot massage from your sweetheart. Some like feet, others hate them, some have smelly feet and others have their feet well-tended. Our feet carry us and are the symbolic foundation of our body.
You have got great legs or “I am going to do leg training tomorrow“. In the course of our lives, our legs carry us for 130.000 km. That is about three times around the earth. Man, as the only creature, is moving on two legs. The leg contains our body's largest bone, the largest joint and the largest muscle.
We're watching RoboCop! In connection with leg amputees or accessibility. Expresses an interest in science fiction or robot technology. The legs are as stiff as those of a robot: the soccer or leg training in the studio was too hard.
I'll dress up! The lipstick beautifies millions of women's lips worldwide. The signal color red is associated with passion, liveliness and attractiveness. Stands for parties, fashion and fun. Often also combined with e.g. the dancing emoji 💄💃 to plan a fun evening.
Red sensual lip print. Would like to give you a kiss, thereby leaving an imprint of the lipstick. Can mean “You're so nice” or “Many thanks!”
A slightly opened mouth and red, full lips have a strong, attractive signaling effect on both sexes. “I'll send you a kiss“ or “Tonight I'm going to sing at a party“.
I have got a toothache or someone is getting a bit long in the tooth. You need to brush your teeth now or you indulge in your sweet tooth. Enamel is the hardest material in the human body. 22 million bacteria live in a mouth.
I am chilled to the bone. You work your fingers to the bone or you are skin and bones. Dog treat or part of the body. The human skeleton consists of 200 bones weighing about 15 % of the total body weight.
Sticking out the tongue is a naughty gesture and a childish sign of defiance. Can be used to reinforce a joke or to tease and provoke. I am in a good mood and ready for jokes!
It is used when you praise someone for their sexy/hot body in a wild photo or video or ask them to take pictures. 👅
The ear emoji can mean “I can hear something” or “You have my full attention”. The ear is also one of the erotic zones of man and woman.
I cannot hear you! 466 million people worldwide are hard of hearing. Hearing aids improve the quality of life. Perhaps you have a hearing aid yourself, are hearing impaired, or don't want to hear certain things at all.
The nose generally stands for the olfactory sense. Emoji indicates that something has a strong scent. Depending on the context, this may be nice or unpleasant.
Two footprints suggest difficulties, which will soon be overcome by your own efforts. Also used as a symbol for a baby's feet, or: I'm on the way!
I have an eye on you! Something is interesting to watch or is being observed. In ancient cultures often a religious sign, such as the eye of Horus or the evil eye in the Orient.
Beware, someone is watching you! Two eyes are looking to the left. Something is being watched or checked. You're under observation!
Use your brain!, “I am taxing my brain right now“, or “brainwashing someone“. Our most important organ controls our body and personality. The human brain weighs 1.3 kg, consists of 60 % fat and consumes 20 % of the basal metabolic rate.
You’ve got a big heart! The heart symbolizes love but also life. The heart beats around 3 billion times in the course of a lifetime. The lifelike image is often used in connection with a doctor or health.
I should stop smoking! Anatomically correct image of the lungs. The vital organ is responsible for breathing. In connection with the respiratory tract, health or doctors.
The silhouette of a talking face. Can refer to rumors or to a person who likes to talk a lot. The news is already circulating!
It's also used to shout at somebody and also calling someone.
Silhouette of a person, a shadow. Represents anonymity, secrets and unknown things. Is often used as a symbol for a user or a guest profile in software or with computers.
The silhouette of two people. A friend you can rely on is standing behind you. Also symbolizes a community or group.
We’ll always be there for one another! You could use some affection or as a gesture that you would like to hug the other person. A hug expresses physical closeness, affection, comfort and security.
A baby face with a ringlet. Emoji can indicate an imminent pregnancy or the desire for a child.
Face of a smiling girl with cute pigtails. Represents youth and a happy childhood. “Don't be girlish“ or “girl Friday“.
I want to have many children in the future! The gender-neutral variant of a child's face. Someone behaves childish or immature and should grow up urgently!
Male child, between eight and twelve years old. Is related to children, childhood and family. Can also be used to signal that someone is behaving childishly.
She is a great woman! The emoji shows an adult female face. Refers to gender and can be used for a mother through a businesswoman to the female neighbor.
The adults are in the majority today! The gender-neutral version of an adult person. It's about a group or an individual whose gender does not matter.
Male adult face with mustache. Simple and common emoji. Can generally be used for men, e.g. you talk about someone whose name you do not know.
Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman or Pippi Longstocking. In Germany, only two percent have naturally red hair, worldwide about one percent, and the rest had a little help. You are proud of your hair color or would like to announce that you have been at the hairdresser's.
Prince Harry, Vincent van Gogh, Boris Becker or Robert Redford. Red hair is rare: Only about one to two percent of the world's population have this hair color. Mostly in combination with fair skin and freckles. At 13 %, Scotland has the highest proportion of redheads, followed by Ireland and Wales.
Woman with curly hair. The emoji illustrates how one self or other people look like. You have just come from the hairdresser's or want to change your hair into a head of curls for the party. It is genetically determined if someone has straight or curly hair.
A man with curly hair: Australian surfer boy or guy with pompadour. This emoji illustrates the look of the new boyfriend, colleague or neighbor. Only 15% of the people of European descent have curls.
Marilyn Monroe or Pamela Anderson. Blond angel, choir girl, blond bombshell, silly or sexpot: No other hair color is more tainted with stereotype. Worldwide, only 2% are naturally blond, though, the rest had a little help.
The attractive Swede, the stereotype of a surfer, Daniel Craig or the nice new neighbor. Only 2% of the world's population is blond. Most blondies live in Northern Europe. Men rarely stay blond, their hair gets darker with increasing age.
This has given me a lot of gray hairs! Or “I need to dye my hair!“ Gray hair stands for wisdom, kindness and happiness. Dyed “granny hair“ is a trend. Natural gray is a taboo, at least with the celebrities.
Aging with dignity or growing gray hair because of stress. Due to genetic factors or external influences, the hair becomes gray. Fact: Eight out of every 10 women find gray-haired men attractive. Represents maturity and experience.
Sinéad O'Connor or Britney Spears. The clear-cut can stand for a fashion statement, expression of sexual determination but also for a serious illness. Also a trend in the social media (#boldandbadchallenge).
I am slowly getting bald! Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis or Jason Statham – many action heroes are bald. Represents strength and dominance. 66% of all men over the age of 35 are affected by loss of hair. Symbol of the aging process. But there can also be a serious illness behind the hair loss.
He is a real nature-boy or “You look like a hipster“. Full beard, goatee beard, mustache or three-day beard. Symbol of maturity, masculinity and wisdom of the age.
The long-haired woman has a beard. Perhaps due to genetic predisposition or a hormonal disorder. She had to be a “man's man”, that is, meet the expectations that are placed on men in particular. A beard stands for power, strength and self-confidence.
Man with long hair and hair growing on his face. With this, beard lovers express individuality, but above all potency and masculinity. Formerly a typical symbol of a barbarian, now a fashion trend.
Go to the granny farm! A friendly elderly woman with glasses and a bun. Can refer to a family member or the nice, elder neighbor.
This rather concerns the older generation! Not yet old, but neither young anymore. Gender-neutral version of an older person. It is about people of mature age in general, where gender does not matter.
Friendly looking elderly gentleman with wrinkles and bald head. Represents aging in general, a father figure, the grandfather, possibly a teacher. The emoji can express how you feel after a hard day or call your chat partner old-fashioned.
The Asian man is wearing a traditional Chinese headgear, called gau pi mao. Was worn during the Qing dynasty 1616-1912, China’s last dynasty. In the context of China: culture, people, country.
Stories from One Thousand and One Nights! Several long strips of fabric are wrapped around the head using a special technique. Symbol of the Orient and Muslim countries. The turban also has a protective function, it protects against sand and sun and is a fashionable accessory.
I use it mainly as a symbol for Sikh people.
Triangular or suitably folded fabric for headgear. Is worn for practical, religious, cultural or fashionable reasons. The inventor of the emoji is a 16-year-old girl from Vienna who has since been on the list of the most influential teenagers in 2017.