9 Emojis That Look Completely Different on Other Phones

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Emojis are a great boon to text communication. Subtle emotional messages that in person we might convey by gestures, facial expression, or tone of voice can be conveniently summed up with tiny cartoon faces. But different platforms display the same emoji specification in different ways. You might think you’re saying “This is awkward…” while your friend is getting “I am shocked and appalled!” That can lead to all kinds of misunderstanding. To help you navigate these potentially dangerous cross-platform social interactions, here are nine emoji (referred to by their programming code names) that come out with important differences on Apple (iOS 9.1), Google (Android 5), and Samsung (Galaxy S5).

1. GRIMACING

Apple: “Heh heh. This is awkward.”

Google: “Aargh. I am so pissed right now.”

Samsung: “I am shocked and appalled!”

2. PERSEVERE

Apple: “Oof. I’m trying.”

Google: “Mmmmggmrmgm. I can’t even!”

Samsung: “Wellll hellooooo there, good looking…”

3. HUSHED

Apple: “Oh, dear. That is surprising.”

Google: “Not gonna say a word. Nope.”

Samsung: “B-but, why?”

4. TIRED_FACE

Apple: “Waaaaaaahhhhh!”

Google: “Trying … so … hard …”

Samsung: “Exhausted … sad ... just…(*sigh*)”

5. SCREAM

Apple: “Nooooooo!”

Google: “My word! I do declare!”

Samsung: “The Dark Lord awaits the feast of my soul.”

6. ANGRY

Apple: “What the heck, dude.”

Google: “I mad. Me no like.”

Samsung: “So mad! (Not gonna cry, not gonna cry…)”

7. RAGE

Apple: “No, really. What the effin’ heck, dude!”

Google: “Me hold ma bwef til you take dat back!”

Samsung: “Life has … no meaning.”

8. DISAPPOINTED_RELIEVED

Apple: “What? Really? Awww, man …”

Google: “Why me?! (*sniff*) Always me …”

Samsung: “Ho-leee crap! No way!”

9. HEART_EYES

Apple: “Love it! Call me!”

Google: “Hee hee (*hic*), dat’s reallll nice …”

Samsung: “Whoa … dude ... that’s like … love … universe … whoa …”

 

Check the platform differences for all the emojis at Emojipedia.

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January 15, 2016 - 10:32am
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