What Does the ☺ Emoji Mean?

With so many blushing and smiley emojis out there at our disposal, it can become difficult to decipher the different meanings of each.

Thankfully, we're here to help. Let's talk about the meaning of this smiley emoji  ☺.

What the ☺ smiling face emoji means in texting

What ☺ Means

 Extremely similar to 😊, ☺ differs in its inclusion of eyebrows. Other than that, it's just about the same, with meanings that can include:

  • Bashfulness
  • Flattery
  • Happiness
  • Gratitude
  • General affection and love
  • Positivity


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☺ From a Crush

When you're texting your crush, it's important to remember that ☺ is the default smiley emoji—the one that your phone automatically inserts when you type in 🙂 That means that, whether you're messaging a guy or a girl, chances are that they didn't put too much thought into choosing this happy smile in particular, and are just generally happy to be texting you. There's not much more to it than that!


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There's no real dark side to this emoji, thankfully—just a whole lot of warm and fuzzy feelings that should have you excited about the person sending it to you. And now that we've covered this one, click HERE to read all about the meaning of its close relative, 😊.