Smiling face with smiling eyes

😊  Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes

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😊 Emoji Meaning

This emoji represents a happy face and is used to express general joy, happiness or satisfaction.

😊 Meaning and explanation


The emoji 😊 shows a face smiling, with eyes closed in joy and cheeks slightly red.


This emoji is often used to express joy, contentment, gratitude, and general positivity. It can also be used to indicate kindness and affection. Its usage is wide and varied, and it is used in a variety of contexts.


The smiling face with smiling eyes is part of the original emoji collection introduced in Unicode 6.0 in 2010.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are a few examples:

In response to positive news: "That's great. 😊"
To express contentment or joy: "I'm looking forward to the weekend. 😊"
To show kindness or gratitude: "Thanks for your help. 😊"


Compared to other emoji, the 😊 emoji has a more general and varied meaning. It is similar to emoji such as 😁 (grinning face with smiling eyes), but is slightly less intense and can be used in a wider range of contexts. Compared to the 😃 emoji (grinning face with wide eyes), the 😊 emoji expresses a calmer or gentler form of joy, while 😃 is often used to express excitement or exuberance. Compared to the 🥰 emoji (smiling face with three hearts), the 😊 emoji expresses a more general form of positivity, while 🥰 is used specifically to express affection or enthusiasm.

😊 Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • 😊 ^^
  • 😊 Happy Face
  • 😊 Smile
  • 😊 Smiley Face

Popular name:

😊 Smiley Face

😊 Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Love
  • Joy
Secondary Emotions
  • glad
  • happy
  • relieved

😊 Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.


Basic emotion example

Your smile makes my day. 😊

Associated feelings
  • glad
  • reassured
  • encouraged

Basic emotion example

Thanks for your help. 😊👏

Associated feelings
  • glad
  • grateful
  • relieved

Basic emotion example

I am so happy for you. 😊

Associated feelings
  • satisfied
  • enthusiastic
  • compassionate
😊 General Information
Unicode-NameSmiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Apple-NameSmiling Face with Smiling Eyes
Category Smileys & Emotion




Keywordsblush, joy, face, smiling face with laughing eyes, red cheeks
Unicode-Version Unicode 6.0
Emoji-Version Emoji 1.0