Emoji Shortcuts

express yourself with emojis


Emojis might seem frivolous, but did you know that more than half of human communication is nonverbal—you know, all those facial expressions, gestures, and body language we use when having a conversation with someone? In text-based communications like emails and chats, emojis are a way to express yourself more fully. And illumy makes it dead simple to use emojis to enrich your conversations.

shortcuts for the 10 most popular emojis

illumy has hundreds of emojis you can use to add flavor and feeling to your conversations. Here are the 10 most commonly used ones and their respective shortcuts.

Emoji Shortcuts on illumy Emoticon Equivalent
:slight_smile:
:slight_smile:
:)
:wink:
:wink:
;)
:thumbsup:
:thumbsup:
(y)
:rofl:
:rofl:
xD
:heart:
:heart:
<3
:grinning:
:grinning:
:D
:open_mouth:
:open_mouth:
:O
:sunglasses:
:sunglasses:
8) or 8-)
:kissing_heart:
:kissing_heart:
:* or :-*
:cry:
:cry:
:'(

quick access to all emojis

There are a few ways to quickly access the emoji that’s just right for your mood and conversation.

  1. You can use the blue smiley face icon to bring up the emoji selector, then use the search field or simply scroll to find the perfect one.
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  2. Or you can use emoji short codes to instantly bring up the emoji selector for easy access from the message entry field. Emoji short codes start and end with a colon, and they don’t have spaces. To find an emoji using short codes, type a colon and the first two letters of the emoji name, and a little popup will display with a collection of personalized emojis just for you. For example, if you type, “:sm,” the emoji menu pops up and displays all the emojis whose names start with “sm.”
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  3. Lastly in many cases, you can type the old emoticon equivalent, such as “:-)” for a smiley face and illumy will automatically convert it from an emoticon to an emoji.

It’s really that easy. Go crazy with emojis, and make your texts, emails, and reactions more expressive, emotional, and meaningful!