How to find out what a particular emoji smiley means

What does this or that emoji smile mean? Many people ask this question because it is not always clear what

denotes a smiley. Emoji with two hands together, for example. What does this emoticon mean? Are these two people giving each other “five”? Or is someone praying? If you sometimes doubt what some Emoji emoticon means, then we have prepared some tips to help you get the answer to this question.

How to find out what a particular Emoji smiley means on your Mac

There are several ways to find out the meaning of emoji emoticons on your Mac.

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The first way is pretty simple:

Step 1: In the Messages app on your Mac, click on the emoticon to open the Emoji keyboard.

Step 2: Find the emoticon whose value you want to know.

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Step 3: Hover over Emoji and after a couple of seconds, and you will see a tooltip with a description of this smiley.

The second way:

Step 1: In any application, go to the menu bar>Edit> “Emoji Icons and Symbols” (or “Special Symbols” on some versions of OS X). This will bring up a window with all the characters present on your computer.

Step 2: Select Emoji in the left sidebar.

Step 3: Select the Emoji whose value you want to know and click on it.

Step 4: On the right side, you will be presented with the meaning of this Emoji.

Find Out What Emoji Means With iPhone

If on a Mac you can easily find out what an emoji smiley means, then on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch it is more difficult to do. We are going to use the pronunciation function of the smile name aloud.

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Please note that for some reason, thisthe feature is not available on iOS 9, but it still works on older versions of iOS. It is not known why Apple removed this feature, perhaps this happened by mistake and in the future they will return it.

Step 1: On your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, go to the menu Settings> General> Accessibility> Speech and turn on Speaking.

Step 2: Create a new letter or note, and insert the Emoji whose meaning you want to know.

Step 3: Highlight the smiley and select “Speak” in the menu. Siri will pronounce the name and designation of the smile.

Use the Emoji Dictionary app

There are many applications on the App Store thathave descriptions of emoji smiles, but one of the easiest and most free apps is the Emoji Dictionary. Download the app and see the value of your favorite Emoji. Unfortunately, this app has not been updated since January 2015, so the Emoji list is a bit out of date. For example, it does not include the latest Emoji found in iOS 9.1.

Learn about Emoji Symbols in Emojipedia

Emojipedia is Wikipedia in the emoji world. The site contains all Emoji emoticons and detailed information about each of them. This is by far the most detailed information about Emoji characters.

Do you know other ways to find out the meaning of a certain Emoji? If you know, then share them in the comments.