The word is a portmanteau word of the English words "emotion" and "icon". In web forums, instant messengers and online games, text emoticons are often automatically replaced with small corresponding images, which came to be called "emoticons" as well. Emoticons for a smiley face and sad face appear in the first documented use in digital form. Certain complex character combinations can only be accomplished in double byte languages, giving rise to especially complex forms, sometimes known by their romanized Japanese name of kaomoji. The following emoji categories are sorted by group. You'll find all current WhatsApp and Facebook smileys as well as a descriptionLoad more
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