Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Video Calls How to Find and Use Skype Emoji Add a bit of fun to your Skype conversations By Mark Thomas Knapp Writer Mark Knapp has been a technology feature writer since 2012. His work has appeared in publications such as The Cheat Sheet and TechRadar. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Mark Thomas Knapp Updated April 02, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Skype The Ultimate Guide to Skype Introduction Skype Basics Internet Speed Required for Skype HD Calls How Much Does It Cost to Use Skype? How to Delete Your Skype Account Guide to Using Skype as Your Home Phone Getting Started How to Change Your Skype Username Setting up a Conference Call With Skype How to Make a Skype Conference Call How to Make HD Video Calls With Skype How to Share a Screen on Skype Tips for Using Skype How to Record Skype Calls Use Skype's Split View Mode in Windows 10 Stop Skype From Starting Automatically How to Blur the Background In Skype How to Find and Use Skype Emoji How to Skype With Alexa Working with Contacts How to Add Contacts on Skype How to Delete Skype Contacts How to Block Someone on Skype How to Unblock Someone on Skype How to Delete a Skype Conversation Skype on Different Platforms Installing Skype on Ubuntu Installing Skype on a Mac Using Skype on an iPad & iPhone Using Skype on a Chromebook Using Skype in a Web Browser How to Use Skype for Android Creating a Skype Account on Windows Troubleshooting & Updating What to Do When Skype Isn't Working Make a Test Call How to Uninstall Skype How to Update Fix Skype Webcam Problems Tweet Share Email There's a veritable treasure trove of animated emoji available for Skype users. They can add a little spice to your conversations or help clarify the emotion behind your message, whether you're a regular user or using Skype for business. Here's how to find and use Skype Emojis, including some hidden ones you may not know about! Skype emoji are available in the standard version of Skype and in Skype for Business, but not all of the same emoji exist on both platforms. Since Skype for Business is a distinct piece of software, it may not always offer the same emojis as the consumer version. You should still be able to find a wide variety in both versions of the software though, and many standard Skype emoji are available in both, even if the appearance differs between software. How to Find Skype Emoji Whether you're using Skype on a computer or the Skype app on a smartphone or tablet, it's easy to find and use emoji. When you select a contact and open the conversation window, look for a small, circular smiley face icon in the box where you type a message. Select the smiley face and Skype pops up a small window displaying the available emoji. If you're on a computer, you can scroll through the Skype emoji window to find the one you want to use. On mobile devices, you can swipe sideways to scroll through the options. You can also select the category icons to jump to specific sets, such as animals or national flags. If you still can't find what you're looking for, you can search for specific emoji by selecting the search box and typing a keyword. How to Use Skype Emoji There are a few ways you can use Skype emoji. The first is simple: select the emoji you want to use with the method you learned about in the previous section. This inserts it into your text box, where you can then add more emoji or text. A second way you can use Skype emoji is to type them into the text box. Skype allows you to type many of the most common emoji, like the smiley face or winking face, by typing the emoticon version like ":)" or ";)". Emoticons differ from emoji in that emoticons are made entirely with keyboard characters and symbols to display emotions. Each Skype emoji also has a code representing it, and you can enter these codes to use them as well. For example, there is an emoji with an apparent hangover. To use it, you can type (morningafter) in the text field. When you send your message, the code is converted into the emoji. There isn't an easy way to find emoji codes on mobile devices, but you can hover your mouse pointer over a Skype emoji on a computer, and a preview at the top of the window shows you a large view of the emoji along with its description and code in parentheses. The emoji you see and the emoji the recipient of your message sees may differ depending on the version of Skype each of you is using. Some emoji may not even appear. How to Use the Hidden Emoji Skype doesn't show off all of the emoji it actually has available. Many may not appear in the emoji window you scroll through. However, you can use the search function on your mobile device to find them. On a computer, you have to know the emoji's code and type it into the text box, as explained in the previous section. You can find the full list of Skype emoji, including the hidden ones, in the support section of its website.