Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

Emoji are great for conveying feelings that you don't want to text. They're also great for replacing short messages, allowing you to not only speed up the typing of a meaningful message, but also convey meaning in a more visual way. There are over 1,500 emoji today, and the likelihood that you know the meanings of all of them is very low. So I decided to help you with that, maybe it will improve your communication with your loved ones. I bring to your attention an article that explains the meaning of the most used emoji, as well as those that cause the most confusion. So if you have ever wanted to know what an emoji means, here are all the emoji meanings you should know in 2022.

Values of emotions in 2022

Recently added emoji

Before we get to the main list, let's talk briefly about the emoji that were released very recently in 2020 and 2021. These emoji were released as part of the Emoji version 13.0 update. This list included more than 50 new emoji.

Among the popular emoji included in this list are the transgender symbol, transgender flag, indoor plant, worm, plunger, rock, seal, mammoth, disgruntled face, ninja, hugging people, coin, mirror, blueberry, pickup, boomerang and others. Now let's see what emoji have been released so far.

A symbol of transgenderism

the emoji of transgenderism

This is a symbol that is commonly used to refer to the transgender community. There are already male and female emoji symbols, and now the transgender symbol has been added to that list. The world is changing, for crying out loud.

Seal or Navy Seal

Seal or Navy SEAL emoji

Seals are semi-aquatic carnivorous marine mammals. The emoji represents a baby seal.


emoji tombstones

A headstone is a slab of stone placed at the head of the grave. It usually has the deceased's name, words of farewell, date of birth and death written on it.

Bubble tea

bubble tea emoji

Bubble tea is a cold drink made from cold tea, sweetened milk, and sweet black tapioca balls. It is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Tainan and Taichung in the 1980s. It doesn't seem to be particularly popular here, though.


hook emoji

This emoji refers to a hook, which is a piece of metal bent at an angle, for hooking or hanging things. Sometimes used to catch fish and then it is called a fishing hook.

Pinched fingers - the Italian gesture

Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

Although this hand gesture has different meanings in different cultures, it really blew up 2017 as a meme about the Italian hand gesture. Italians are known to often use their hands when speaking, and this particular hand gesture has become a real meme. In real life, Italians use this gesture when asking a question with angry overtones, when the person you are talking to disagrees with you.

The meaning of emoji that are already available

Face emoji meanings

Yawning face

yawning face emoji


A face with eyes closed and mouth wide open, covered by a hand is a yawning person or face emoji perfect for showing that you're sleepy or bored to talk. It's a great emoji for commenting on someone's Instagram or Snapchat story if the story is boring.


happy emoji

A smile with a wide open mouth and full cheeks is the perfect emoji to describe happiness.

Cheerful face

Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

When there is too much joy to contain, it deserves to be spread, and it is this emoji that expresses it.

Unrestrained laughter with tears in my eyes

Laughter emoji with tears

Perfect for describing moments of uncontrollable laughter that make your stomach cramp and bring tears to your eyes.

Rolling with laughter

emoji rolls around on the floor laughing

One phrase or prank is sometimes enough to hit your funny bone so hard that you lose your balance and float in euphoria, and this emoji symbolizes it very well.

Smile with big eyes

smiling smiley with big eyes

Accepting and grateful, this emoji can properly describe the pleasant feeling of living in the moment.

Big Smile

big smile emoji

Watching a person slip on a banana peel, a cat clumsily falling off a shelf, or a friend telling another funny joke that you can't help but laugh at - this emoji is for such occasions.

Laughing with sweat

laughter with sweat smiley face

Laughing so hard it makes you sweat - this emoji is an easy way to describe it. It can also be used to depict an awkward but uncontrollable giggle.

Laughing with eyes closed

smiley face laughing with eyes closed

It's best to accompany this emoji with dark or black humor so your friends won't be offended. You can also use it to express your peace of mind that you're going to hell for laughing at something sensitive.

Winky Wink

winky kink smiley face

This emoji goes well with vulgar phrases addressed to your better half or mutual crush, but don't be embarrassed to send it to a stranger.

Satisfaction in life

joie de vivre

Watching a puppy rolling around on the ground, or rolling with it, this emoji best describes happiness when you don't want more out of life. When you are exactly now satisfied with life at all 100%.

Delicious or tasty food

delicious food smiley face

Before you start cooking your favorite meal, don't forget to upload your Instagram Stories with this emoji. You can also use it as a finishing touch after an innocent prank or intentional slip-up, kind of like showing your tongue - an innocent joke maul.

Cool or cool

smiley face cool

Clever comments and "gangster" moments - this emoji is best used with a heavy dose of narcissism.

Love in your eyes

hearts in their eyes

The best emoji conveying falling in love!

Kiss with a heartloving kiss

Don't shoot the gun - use it to show your admiration and gratitude to the one you're leaning on. The cuteness of this emoji allows for a subtle wink without causing problems - unless you're sending it to married women and men.

Bathed in love

smiling in love smiley face

With four hearts floating in the air and ruddy cheeks, this emoji can be sent to your loved one whom you love sincerely, madly and deeply. I use this emoji mostly to express my love for the creators on Instagram and Facebook 🙂

Duck-face or kissing face, or whistling

Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

This versatile emoji can be used to create an innocent facial expression, encourage a kiss, or whistle. Use it with a musical note to hide your real emotion behind a whistling facade. Who knows what exactly you meant? Convenient)

A kiss with smiling eyes

Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

Although you can use this emoji to smack your cheeks, you can also use it paired with gusts of air to depict a sigh of relief. It also works well for a joyful whistle.

Love's kiss

emoji love kiss

Usually this emoji is interpreted as more intimate than the previous two, so you can use it without hesitation for "Good morning" messages to your beauty. Just don't rely on it after the date, you need something more serious there - with hearts.

Ruddy cheeks

ruddy cheeks smiley face

Don't let the compliment sink in so easily; express it with a spark of delight. Blush!

A controlled smile

Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

This emoji is more like a "fuck you" smile than an actual sentiment, this emoji will help you make the sarcasm more subtle.

Hugging face

Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

While this emoji could easily be confused with the popular Neil deGrasse reaction meme, Google's version is more than convincing that it is used to invite someone in with open arms.

Starry Eyes

starry-eyed emoji

You can use this emoji to show surprise or to compliment a loved one on his attractiveness in clothes, for example! Or to express admiration for their performance. Like, what a star!


intrigued by the emoji

Losing yourself in deep thought - or just pretending to be - is portrayed well with this emoji. You can add a light bulb or a cloud to make the conversation more interesting.


suspicious - emoji

It is best used to describe a sense of doubt, distrust, or skepticism about anything that raises eyebrows. You can also use it if you feel like The Rock (Dwayne Johnson), a joke. Or not.


pokerface emoji
Feeling guilty about a mistake or not giving flowers (for example)? You should use this emoji.

Irritation or hatred

Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

This emoji is great for when you feel disgust, guilt, or don't have the words to describe your irritation.


Emoji awkwardness

Use it when you get a witty or unexpected response that you weren't prepared for, to prevent instant awkwardness in the conversation. Just talking, not talking!

Rolling eyes

eye-rolling emoji

disapproval or just boredom - don't let a negative emotion ruin a healthy conversation. Add this emoji to keep it going. Or when there's nothing else to say, it's a good time to add this emoji!


smirk emoji

Don't let the coolness game or exposing your kinky self get out of hand - use this emoji as a self-expression of your feelings. It's also great for bragging about your antics.

Suffering and anguish


This emoji rightfully expresses suffering and anguish, and it can be used to describe something you are striving hard for, trying not to give up.


emoji is upset

Life can be unlucky sometimes, but it's not the end of the world. Use this emoji to brush trouble off your shoulder.


smiley face surprise

You are stunned by some action or event, and you can't help but say, "Wow!" It would be ideal to reinforce your message with this emoji to make your amazement seem more benevolent.

Grave or nothing to say

Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

This emoji will serve you well when you tease a friend with gossip that you promised not to tell anyone. You can also use it to make such a promise.


emoji implementation

A less intense version of the surprised emoji can be used to express agreement combined with a little surprise. It is also reminiscent of a person's face when he screwed up - just slightly enough to do no harm.


Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

Although snot bubble is easily confused with tears, Emojipedia clarifies that this emoji is used in manga or anime to describe moments of fatigue and sleepiness, not sadness. That's right!


tired smiley

If your muscles are too tense or your brain is overwhelmed, you can try to calm your nerves by sharing the feeling with your friends using this emoji.

A restful sleep

Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

It's a good habit not to keep people waiting for a message at night when you've fallen into a deep sleep. So use this emoji if you've made it through the day or are too tired to even say good night. It is recommended to use in conjunction with the Kiss emoji.


emoji bliss

This expression describes a calm, zen-like state when you experience rapture.


emoji tease

The sassy comment may not be perceived by everyone, so use this emoji to clarify that you are joking or even teasing your siblings or friends.


Emoji meanings you should know [updated list]

Adding a wink to the last emoji makes it a bit zany, and should be used when you want to appear outrageous or bizarrely funny.

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