😀 Meaning – Grinning Face Emoji

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This emoji is the typical and most popular happy, grinning face. Grinning Face Emoji is one of the most used emoji and can be used almost in every context for example when sending a happy text, saying hello, or simply showing excitement or happiness about something. Sometimes it can just complement a short text and make it look more friendly.

The Grinning Face Emoji appeared in 2012, and also known as the Grin Emoji. Sometimes it is mentioned as the Big Grin Emoji.

Grinning Face Emoji, Apple style
Apple
Grinning Face Emoji, Microsoft style
Microsoft
Grinning Face Emoji, Samsung style
Samsung
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Browser / Native
Grinning Face Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Grinning Face Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
Grinning Face Emoji, LG style
LG
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Grinning Face Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
U+1F600
Unicode name
Grinning Face
Category
Smileys & People / Positive Faces
Keywords
face, grin, happy
Windows Alt-code
Alt+1F600
Decimal HTML Entity
😀
Hex HTML Entity
😀
UTF-16 hex
0xD83D 0xDE00
Wikipedia
n/a
Version
Unicode 6.1
Year
2012 (see all emoji of 2012)

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How to type Grinning Face Emoji

There are number of methods to type Grinning Face 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 Grinning Face 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 Emoji HTML-entities

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

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