☺ Meaning – Smiling Face Emoji

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This is the most basic emoji smiling face that simply denote base level of happiness or positivity. Smile Emoji sometimes may be used following an insult or criticism to remove some of the sting.

The Smiling Face Emoji appeared in 1993, and now is mainly known as the Smile Emoji, but also may be reffered as the White Smiley Face. Sometimes it is mentioned as the White Smiling Face.

The Smile 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.

Smiling Face Emoji, Apple style
Apple
Smile Emoji, Google style
Google
Smiling Face Emoji, Microsoft style
Microsoft
Smile Emoji, Samsung style
Samsung
Browser / Native
Smiling Face Emoji, Twitter style
Twitter
Smile Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Smiling Face Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
Smile Emoji, LG style
LG
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ASCII Emoticon

Smiling Face Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
U+263A
Unicode name
Smiling Face
Category
People / Smiley Face
Keywords
face, outlined, smile, happy
Windows Alt-code
Alt+263A
Decimal HTML Entity
☺
Hex HTML Entity
☺
UTF-16 hex
0x263A
Wikipedia
n/a
Version
Unicode 1.1
Year
1993 (see all emoji of 1993)

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How to type Smile Emoji

There are number of methods to type Smiling 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 Smile 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 ;-)

Smiling Face Emoji HTML-entities

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