smiling face emoji meaning

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The Smiley Face could be considered the founding father of emojis. Also known as the White Smiling Happy face, this emoji typically features a smiling mouth, closed eyes and flushed cheeks. This face can vary greatly by platform however - with some platforms actually making the eyes open. In a pure text form, this face could be said to be the simple combination of :) - but the rosy cheeks offers the emoji version a far more warm meaning. In terms of similar emojis, this face is very similar to t

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How to use smiling face emoji

This is your most basic happy emoji and is a great all round expression with a number of different uses. Expressing happiness is the most common usage, but it can also be used to signify an agreement of something or it can even be used in flirtatious scenarios. The meaning behind this emoji can often be changed with accompanying text making it the emoji equivalent of a swiss army knife.

History of the ☺ emoji

The Smiling Face was approved as part of Unicode 1.1, which actually predates the creation of emojis. Most of the characters in this version were sourced from a type of font called Zapf Dingbats. The Smiley Face was added to Emoji Version 1.0 alongside it

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Also known as
Grinning Face
Happy Face
Smiley Face
Smiling

How ☺ is displayed online

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