😁 Meaning – Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Emoji

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A wide, grinning smile with eyes in the shape of an upturned smile expresses happiness. Sometimes used to represent mischievousness, this emoji expresses not only approval, but also cheerfulness. Grin Emoji can be utilized to say "I'm so happy!" or "Yes, this is really great!"

The Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Emoji appeared in 2010, and now is mainly known as the Grin Emoji, but also may be reffered as the Happy Face Emoji. Sometimes it is mentioned as the Cheesy Face.

The Grin Emoji is a special symbol that looks like a picture (you may see empty box or "X" if unsupported), but really it's a text, so you can easily copy and paste 😁 emoji. This trick works for most websites (Facebook, Twitter, forums, etc.) and messengers. You can easily paste any emoji into the message in your favorite application, whether it's WhatsApp, Skype or Snapchat - it will work. The only thing that displayed images are slightly different for iPhone, Android or Samsung Galaxy devices.

Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Emoji, Apple style
Apple
Grin Emoji, Google style
Google
Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Emoji, Microsoft style
Microsoft
Grin Emoji, Samsung style
Samsung
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Browser / Native
Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Emoji, Twitter style
Twitter
Grin Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
Grin Emoji, LG style
LG
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Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
U+1F601
Unicode name
Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes
Category
People / Smiley Face
Keywords
eye, face, grin, smile, happy
Windows Alt-code
Alt+1F601
Decimal HTML Entity
😁
Hex HTML Entity
😁
UTF-16 hex
0xD83D 0xDE01
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile
Version
Unicode 6.0
Year
2010 (see all emoji of 2010)

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How to type Grin Emoji

There are number of methods to type Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Emoji. Easiest way is to copy & paste, but other methods, like windows alt-codes and HTML-entities (for web sites) are also popular enough.

You may use this Copy and Paste Emoji List to copy/type emoji one-by-one or this Online Emoji Keyboard to write all your message at one time and copy it when finished.

Copy and paste 😁 emoji

It's very easy to get Grin Emoji both on computer and mobile without any emoji keyboard installed. All you need is to select, copy and paste this symbol: . Select this like a regular text, and copy to the clipboard. After doing that, switch to another website or application and paste emoji using context menu or keyboard. Hint: use Ctrl/Cmd+C keys to copy, and Ctrl/Cmd+V to paste emoji.

Even if emoji symbol or smiley looks like a black square or question mark, it most probably will be converted into appropriate image by web site or application where you paste it.

To avoid misunderstandings, first carefully read 😁 meaning and look at 😁 pictures before sending it to somebody: some emoji don't mean what you think they mean ;-)

Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Emoji HTML-entities

HTML entites are intended for using on websites. You can put Grin Emoji html entity code in decimal or hexadecimal form right in your message, and it will be translated into graphical representation of Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes Emoji after you submit.

😁 emoji Alt-codes for Windows

It's easy to type emoji or any other Unicode character with code value up to U+0ffff by it's alt-code in MS Windows. Here are instructions.

  1. Press and hold Alt key on keyboard.
  2. Hit the Plus (+) button on numeric keypad.
  3. Type the hexadecimal Unicode value digit-by-digit
  4. Now release the Alt key and you'll see your character.

Note 1. This method works only for unicode codepoints U+0ffff and bellow.

Note 2. If this trick does not work, you should check some settings in your Windows Registry. If you don't know what the Registry is, please don't try this! Run regedit.exe and navigate to the HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Input Method branch. Add EnableHexNumpad key with type of REG_SZ and set it to "1". You may need to log off and back on to enable this input type.