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A fun way to express emotion while chatting is by using emoticons (also called smileys). Like other programs, Skype also supports such icons.

The number of Skype emoticons we see in the program is 72, but in fact we can use even more if we know their code. These additional ones are called hidden or secret.

I have listed all the emoticons I know of below (except the flags, which I mention at the end of the post). They are separated in four categories. By the way you might also want to check out the page about the emoticons for Facebook.

New standard emoticons in Skype 5.5 and above

Standard emoticons in Skype 5.5 and above - 1 Smile :) Standard emoticons in Skype 5.5 and above - 2 Worried (worry) Standard emoticons in Skype 5.5 and above - 3 Yes (y)
Sad :( mmmmm… (mm) No (n)
Laugh :D Nerdy (nerd) Handshake (handshake)
Cool 8-) My lips are sealed :x High five (highfive)
Surprised :O Hi (wave) Heart (h)
Wink ;) Facepalm (facepalm) Lalala (lalala)
Crying ;( Devil (devil) Heidy (heidy)
Sweating (:| Angel (angel) Flower (F)
Speechless :| Envy (envy) Raining (rain)
Kiss :* Wait (wait) Sun (sun)
Cheeky :P Hug (hug) Tumbleweed (tumbleweed)
Blushing :$ Make-up (makeup) Music (music)
Wondering :^) Giggle (chuckle) Bandit (bandit)
Sleepy |-) Clapping (clap) Too much info (tmi)
Dull |-( Thinking (think) Coffee (coffee)
In love (inlove) Bowing (bow) Pizza (pi)
Evil grin ]:) ROFL (rofl) Cash (cash)
Fingers crossed (yn) Relieved (whew) Muscle (flex)
Yawn (yawn) Happy (happy) Cake (^)
Puking (puke) Smirking (smirk) Beer (beer)
Doh! (doh) Nodding (nod) Drink (d)
Angry (angry) Shake (shake) Dancing \o/
It wasn’t me! (wasntme) Waiting (waiting) Ninja (ninja)
Party (party) Emo (emo) Star (*)

New hidden emoticons in Skype 5.5 and above

Hidden emoticons in Skype 5.5 and above - 1 (mooning) Hidden emoticons in Skype 5.5 and above - 2 (fubar) – removed Hidden emoticons in Skype 5.5 and above - 3 (ph) (mp)
(finger) – removed (poolparty) (u) (U)
(drunk) (swear) (~) (film) (movie)
(smoking) (smoke) (ci) (wtf) – removed (o) (O) (time)
(toivo) (zilmer) (e) (m)
(rock) (punch) (skype) (ss)
(headbang) (call) (wfh)
(bug) (talk) (hollest) – removed
(oliver) – in Skype 5.9 (soccer) – in Skype 5.9  

New hidden emoticons in Skype 6.14 and above

New hidden emoticons in Skype 6.14 and above - 1 (talktothehand) New hidden emoticons in Skype 6.14 and above - 2 (dog) New hidden emoticons in Skype 6.14 and above - 3 (shielddeflect)
(idea) (sheep) (blackwidow)
(bike) (nickfury) (bucky)
(cat) (captain)  

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Old standard Skype emoticons (before ver. 5.5)

Old standard Skype emoticons - 1 Smiley :) Old standard Skype emoticons - 2 Worried :S Old standard Skype emoticons - 3 Yes (y)
Sad face :( Mmmmm… (mm) No (n)
Big smiley :D Nerdy 8-| Handshake (handshake)
Cool smiley 8-) My lips are sealed :x Skype (skype)
Surprised smiley :O Hi (wave) Heart (h)
Winking smiley ;) Call (call) Broken heart (u)
Crying face ;( Devil (devil) You have mail (e)
Sweating (sweat) Angel (angel) Flower (F)
Speechless smiley :| Envy (envy) Raining (rain)
Kiss :* Wait (wait) Sun (sun)
Smiley with toungue out :P Hug (hug) Time (o)
Blush (blush) Make-up (makeup) Music (music)
Wondering :^) Giggle (chuckle) Movie (~)
Sleepy |-) Clapping (clap) Phone (mp)
Dull |-( Thinking (think) Coffee (coffee)
In love (inlove) Bowing (bow) Pizza (pi)
Evil grin ]:) ROFL (rofl) Cash (cash)
Talking (talk) Relieved (whew) Muscle (flex)
Yawn (yawn) Happy (happy) Cake (^)
Puking (puke) Smirking (smirk) Beer (beer)
Doh! (doh) Nodding (nod) Drink (d)
Angry :@ Shake (shake) Dancing (dance)
It wasn’t me! (wasntme) Punch (punch) Ninja (ninja)
Party (party) Emo (emo) Star (*)

Old hidden Skype emoticons (before ver. 5.5)

Old hidden Skype emoticons - 1 (mooning) Old hidden Skype emoticons - 2 (rock) Old hidden Skype emoticons - 3 (tmi)
(finger) (headbang) (banghead) (heidy)
(bandit) (bug) (myspace)
(drunk) (fubar) (malthe) – removed
(smoking) (smoke) (ci) (poolparty) (tauri) – removed
(toivo) (swear) (priidu) – removed

Except all these, there are other emoticons that represent the country flags. The code for them is the following: (flag:XX). You need to replace the XX part with the the 2-letter code of the country. For example (flag:US) will display the flag of USA. I have made a separate post that contains the full list of Skype flag codes.

Also don’t forget to check out what kind of Skype pictures can these emoticons make and how to draw your own with my super cool and free emoticon art tool.


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343 responses on this post

  1.  
    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #274

    @kkkkkkk
    None that I know of. They don’t really do this every year. It is a pretty rare event to change them or add new.

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    The Anti Cryo says:
    #275

    (myspace)
    no longer works has been removed

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #276

    @The Anti Cryo
    Hi. Works on Skype 3.8 :).

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  4.  
    Lucy the Goosey says:
    #277

    I was typing to my friend (just randomly like this) hviebaoqnfsjfhfnJGHDHDNKVJe934$fned/giehw[eubrbw1jfvdbcvxpt-4h

    and it came up with a cat and i don’t know why, please help ?!

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #278

    @Lucy the Goosey
    Hi. You have pressed 3 keys at the same time :). It does not work with all, based on my testing, but it always works with pressing and holding c+a+t :).

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  6.  
    Jelena says:
    #279

    Hi Nikolay,

    I’d need some help with adding emotions to my skype, but i don’t know how. Help needed :)

    Jelena

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #280

    @Jelena
    Hi. You do not need (and you can’t) to add them, you just type their code and send it. You can see the codes for the hidden ones here in the page above :).

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  8.  
    name says:
    #281

    i love skype

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  9.  
    s**y GirL says:
    #282

    Have you got skype emoticons animals?

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  10.  
    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #283

    @s**y GirL
    Hi. I had to censor your name a little, because of ad policies.
    There are some: (heidy) (hug) (bug)

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  11.  
    s**y GirL says:
    #284

    okzzzz -,- but i mean some fishes dogs elephant like that?

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #285

    Nope. But a cat shows if you press the 3 keys at the same time: C+A+T. It is not an emoticon, it is like a hidden trick or something.

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  13.  
    monique says:
    #286

    How do i get the cat icon

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  14.  
    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #287

    @monique
    Hi. See my previous comment.

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  15.  
    Laura says:
    #288

    Hi :)

    Is it possible to add these new icons onto Skype so I could just click onto the emotion tab and have the new ones added in?

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #289

    @Laura
    Hi.
    It is possible if someone makes a program that makes this. There is one such that only works for older versions like 3.8 but it doesn’t even add them all. For newer versions I do not know a way.
    Regards.

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  17.  
    harry says:
    #290

    cool

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  18.  
    not telling my name says:
    #291

    Hi, thanks for uploading this. It really made my friends go ‘wow’ or ‘cool’ or ‘how did you do that!’ Thank you again.

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #292

    You are welcome :)

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  20.  
    meow says:
    #293

    why did some get removed :(

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  21.  
    Skype_Master says:
    #294

    Hi, this is Skype_master. Different email btw.
    I am thinking about degrading my Skype. Which is the best one, do you know? xox Thanks!

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #295

    @meow
    Hi. Don’t know. I marked them as removed because I can’t make them work on any version I try, but I have seen them on other websites, so I know they must have existed.

    @Skype_Master
    Hi. I am not sure if there is a best one. Everyone just uses the one he/she likes. I think people downgrade mainly for the way the program looks and for some features that they need and that have been removed later. So it depends on the reason for your downgrading. I am just using the most recent version.

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  23.  
    Skype_Master says:
    #296

    Thanks, I got 4.0 I downloaded it from your site 2!

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  24.  
    HERNAN says:
    #297

    Do you know what does the oliver skype emoticon says? I see the yellow head saying something… what is it?

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #298

    @HERNAN
    Hi. I don’t know. I don’t even know where the idea for this oliver guy came from…

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  26.  
    ksam says:
    #299

    cool buddy

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  27.  
    Doodoo says:
    #300

    Why did they stop using games between each skype user? That was the main reason I used skype. I had a great time playing games through skype against my girl. Can you please assist??

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #301

    @Doodoo
    Hi. To have the Extras you both need a version before 5.3. Since 5.3 they are removed.
    They should work then, but I have not tested it.
    Regards.

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    Les Hawkins says:
    #302

    Hey guys can you make 2 for me? Would be a blast 1 in a jacket like Hugh smoking a pipe and 2 one coughing so it could be put in the rightful order. Come on you guys can do it?
    You rock this [censored]
    Dexter

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #303

    @Les Hawkins
    Hi. Well, we are not making these up :). They are in the program and are made by the developers.

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  31.  
    Mystery says:
    #304

    Do you know how to do the mysterious cat?

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #305

    @Mystery
    Hi. Yes, you press C + A + T in chat and hold them. Works with other combinations of keys but not all though.

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  33.  
    gogo says:
    #306

    Cool good job was really usefullllllll…………thats alll. Bye

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  34.  
    dodi says:
    #307

    raining is also (london)

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  35.  
    John says:
    #308

    You missed one!
    (zilmer)

    Brings up a photographer :)

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #309

    @John
    Hi. It is there :).

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  37.  
    ellie says:
    #310

    I want (tauri) baaaaacckk!!!!!

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    Vigorniensis says:
    #311

    Any chance of the flags for England, Scotland and Wales?

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #312

    @Vigorniensis
    Hi :).
    I don’t see a country code for them in the iso standard. I am pretty sure there is no icon for their flags. But you can suggest to add them at this email if you like: contactus@skype.net

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    buggatifast1 says:
    #313

    i love the Skype faces (especially hidden ones)

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    _Huntress_ says:
    #314

    The CAT emote is non-sendable and evolved because some people have cats walk across their keyboard. It’s a little easter egg… nothing more…

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  42.  
    car says:
    #315

    Unable to send cat smiley!!!! Is there any option??

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #316

    @car
    Hi. You can’t actually send it, it just appears for a while and disappears. If you mean you cannot even make it, are doing it right? Press and hold C, while holding, press and hold A, while holding both, press and hold T. This works for me. But I don’t know if it works on all versions though. I am with 6.6.

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    neongirl568 says:
    #317

    Hi
    I really want the Tuari emoticon! Its one of my favoruite ones, its a shame they removed it! I’ve also tried to do the cat smiley but it doesn’t work! Are there any different ways of doing it?
    Thanks!

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #318

    @neongirl568
    Hi. See my previous comment about the cat :).

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  46.  
    taillant says:
    #319

    (skype)

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    michael says:
    #320

    For some emoticons there are various shortcuts that are not mentioned, for example, laughing is :D and also (lol)
    I recommend to add “Test account” to your contacts and try it out on your own. To answer coolio, mooning is pretty naughty! ;)

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #321

    @michael
    Hi. Yes, there are other variations that make the same icon, but I don’t think it is necessary to include them all. What is important is to have all the emoticons :).

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  49.  
    Francis Leney says:
    #322

    Getting to know skype

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  50.  
    david says:
    #323

    need more flower emotions for Skype bunches of flower or a vase one

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  51.  
    Vineet says:
    #324

    fine emotions……………

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  52.  
    Bhola Kashyap says:
    #325

    This is very exciting business.

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  53.  
    hana says:
    #326

    new emoticons (cat) or :3

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #327

    Hi Hana. On what version does this work?

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    hana says:
    #328

    (talktothehand)
    (idea)
    (sheep)
    (cat)
    (bike)
    (dog)
    (captain)
    (bucky)
    (blackwidow)
    (nickfury)
    (shielddeflect)

    version 6.14

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #329

    I haven’t yet upgraded to 6.14 but I will do it soon and I will test them. Thank you for this information.

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #330

    New ones are added guys :). There is even a cat and a dog now. Many sponsored by Marvel too.
    Thanks Hana for letting me know.

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  58.  
    DinoLover1231 says:
    #331

    Why Did They Take Out Fubar, Wtf, and Finger? :(

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    Freaks and Frills says:
    #332

    Thank you so much for this. I was really weirded out because I have the 6.14 smilies and none of my Skype pals do and I was starting to wonder if I was insane. XD Nope, just more smilies, newer Skype.

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #333

    @DinoLover1231
    Hi. I assume because they are kind of inappropriate and offensive. When you are such a big company all kinds of organizations start to protest against these kinds of things. And let’s not forget that many children use these icons, so yeah…

    @Freaks and Frills
    Hi. Yep, you are sane :)

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  61.  
    Person... says:
    #334

    Hi I tried doing C+A+T but somehow it doesnt work…A little help?

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  62.  
    Person wif lots of q's says:
    #335

    Hi I was wondering,
    My skype is updated to version 6.14 and…
    1.) I still don’t seem to be able to use the later emoticons (eg When I type (dog) it doesnt work, etc.) Is that normal?
    2.) I’ve been hearing a lot about C+A+T and I’m not sure what it’s supposed to do, and I don’t see anything when I try it.
    3.) I’ve seen a recent message about version 6.20 so i’ve tried to update my computer, but It says my skype is already updated to the latest version (My skype is version 6.14, mentioned earlier)

    Can you please help me?
    Thanks
    (WOW so formal…)

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #336

    Hi Person :)
    1. All emoticons don’t work or only the new ones? If all, see if they are enabled form the options. Go to menu: Tools – Options – IM & SMS – IM Appearance. Check the box Show emoticons and save the settings.
    If this is not it, I would recommend to try the things in comment #149 on this page http://en.chat4o.com/skype-3-8/
    2. This is how it always works for me: Open chat with someone, press C and hold. While holding it press A and keep holding both. Now press T as well, now you are holding all three. The cat appears for a while, you cannot send it like the others. It works on 6.14 as well.
    3. I do not know about 6.20, the most recent official one is 6.14. I am talking about version for Windows desktop.
    Regards.

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  64.  
    sdfg says:
    #337

    (dance)

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  65.  
    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #338

    @sdfg
    Hi. Yes, it is an alternative of \o/

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  66.  
    luis says:
    #339

    For what removed the (finger) emoticon? Is the best emoticon!

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  67.  
    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #340

    Well, it is kind of inappropriate.

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  68.  
    Radiators says:
    #341

    WTF smilie was very good. And why hollest was removed ?

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #342

    I don’t know about hollest. I read that this was the name of some woman that is CEO at Skype.

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    D says:
    #343

    It may be considered se*ist. (hollest)

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