Skype’s 22 hidden emoticons

Like a good VoIP app, Skype puts you in touch with your loved ones, letting you chat via video, voice, and text while complementing your replies with fun emoticons.

Most smileys are available via the program menu, meaning all you have to to do is double click on the one you want to add it to the conversation. That being said, Skype also offers 22 hidden emoticons that you’ll only discover by typing specific commands.

This is an up-to-date list of the these secret emoticons available in Skype. Just write the text you see under “Shortcode” (if there is more than one word, just choose one), and the smiley you want will appear in your chat.

Emoticon Meaning Shortcode
Drunk (drunk)
Smoke (smoking) (smoke) (ci)
Toivo (toivo)
Rock (rock)
Headbang (headbang) (banghead)
Bug (bug)
Pool party (poolparty)
Skype (skype)  (ss)
Call me (call)
Talk (talk)
Broken heart (u)  (U)
Clock (o)  (O)  (time)
Mail (e)  (m)
Movie/Action (~)  (film)  (movie)
Smartphone (mp)  (ph)
Punch (punch)
Talk to the hand (talktothehand)
Idea (idea)
Sheep (sheep)
Dog (dog)
Cat (cat) :3
Bike (bike)

Skype also lets you add emoticons in the form of flags from 237 countries. You create them by typing the shortcode (flag:XX) where the XX is the country code of the flag you want. The country code is generally the same as the one officially used for web addresses in that country (US – United States, UK – United Kingdom, CA – Canada, etc). If you want to check, click on the image below to get a full list:

Want to find out more about Skype? Check out Everything you need to know about Skype, or catch up on the recently free feature, group calls.

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