Where does come from?
The smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes emoji was approved in 2010 under Unicode 6.0 along with other expressive smiley faces, including the ever-popular face with tears of joy 😂 and winking face with tongue 😜 emoji.
Across platforms, this emoji features a yellow smiley with a big, open smile and closed, crescent-shaped eyes. Besides Apple and Twitter, most platforms depict a tongue, like Google and Samsung.
Keep in mind that, from a distance, it's easy to confuse the smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes emoji with other smileys sharing the same grin or eye shape, such as grinning face with big eyes 😃 and smiling face with smiling eyes 😊.
What can we say? We like our emoji to come in all shades of happy.
Who uses ?
The smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes emoji is very widely to express joy and contentment ...
I get to start 2017 with this guy 😄🎉 pic.twitter.com/oFFz51yf1K
— Daisy Clark (@daisyannclark) December 29, 2016
Today was a perfect day 😄 pic.twitter.com/jxCh56eQHP
— frances (@frances_dwyerr) December 29, 2016
... and appreciation and gratitude.
@WatchGirlsPlay @kenz_bellatrix @LivHollaway just got the best present ever in the mail thank you so much.can't wait to hang out and win some https://t.co/2SKXdKYBoH😄❤❤❤❤❤❤😘 pic.twitter.com/CJiIUGlC7u
— Gabriel Razo (@Gabriel_Razo88) December 29, 2017
— Hoang Hiep (@Newbiedienloan) December 29, 2017
Thanks to its animated grin, the smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes emoji also conveys excitement, delight, and all-around amusement.
Beyond excited for New Year's Eve!!😄🎉
— Matt Frank (@mfrank150) December 29, 2016
so excited at the thought of having only 5 months left of school & then leaving to do bigger and better things 😄📈
— Shania ✨ (@Shania_Conway) December 29, 2016
Many use the emoji to show laughter or mark sarcasm, as it does look like it's having a pretty good time and maybe even a belly laugh.
Hopefully my New Years kiss is as black as the night😄
— Will (@william_vidrine) December 29, 2016
— 🛩 jetters (@KhalilWinfrey) December 29, 2016
The happiness of breaking curfews😄
@yoghibear23, June, 2018
Ya girl got her permit!!! 😄😄😄🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊
@rellyfenten, December, 2017
When you're saving a bunch of snacks for guests, but then the guests cancel, and now you can eat all the snacks yourself. 😄😄😄
@DreedlesMcGee, December, 2016