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What your emojis say about you
Emoticons and emojis add contextual nuance to texts and instant messages. For example, if you're trying to be sarcastic in a message, including a winking emoticon lets the reader know that you're not being serious. Information in this article applies broadly to text messaging services for all devices and platforms. A portmanteau of "emotion" and "icon," emoticons can provide context and clarity to messages that might otherwise be interpreted differently. Emojis allow users to express a broader range of emotions.
Make your messages more meaningful with emoticons
CNN Whether you like it or not, cartoon faces, stomping flamenco dancers and applauding hands have now entered your social life, albeit digitally. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos What will you do with these new emojis?
Here are 12 reasons you should rethink sending that emoji to your new dude:. Emojis can send the wrong message. There are lots of emojis that can mean different things to different people. For instance, the purple devil can look sexy to some and angry to others. They feel childish or inappropriate. A string of happy-faced emojis or hearts after a flirtatious texting session can feel a bit too third grade.