How To Write And Send ASCII Emoji’s On iOS And Android Devices ?


According to the Unicode standard, there are currently 2,823 different emojis. We are commonly using them in day-to-day conversations, but there are still some actions to cover.

Emojis in ASCII are created using a set of common characters and symbols, such as arrobas, parentheses or brackets. Sometimes, it is necessary to use several apps to build such emojis. But, I have a native trick to do it.

Let’s Start With iOS Version

Although there are many apps to copy and paste the emoji ASCII directly into the conversations, you can save the installation by configuring an alternative language on the keyboard. Simplified Chinese, to be exact. The steps are the following:

  • Open any chat and press the button on the ball, right next to the microphone.
  • Select “Keyboard settings“.
  • Go to “Keyboards”> “Add new keyboard”, choose “Simplified Chinese” and, inside, “Pinyin – QWERTY“.

This particular keyboard has a huge amount of ASCII emojis set by default, although they are a bit hidden. To access them you must do the following:

  1. In any chat, press the “123” key and then the “# + =” button.
  2. Now you can see the emoji ^ _ ^ appears at the bottom, press it.
  3. In the word suggestion box will appear many other icons similar to the previous one and, on the right, a little arrow up.
  4. If you select that arrow, a huge string of ASCII emojis will appear, which, when clicked, will be added directly to the text box, saving you writing it for yourself.

As you can see in the image above, there are hundreds and hundreds of ASCII emojis that you can use, so you are sure to find one that you like.

Now In Android Version

In Android, the previous method does not work, but we can always resort to third-party applications. One of the best known is ASCII Faces, with more than half a million downloads on Google Play. It is as simple as you can see in the images, you simply have to navigate through the different categories and choose the emoji that you like the most. When you have it, copy it and paste it into your chats to send it.

You can also create yours and save them in the app from the “Own” section. Also, you can create keyboard shortcuts in Gboard so that, as it happens in iOS, when you write a keyword it suggests the emoticon that you decide. Hope. Finally, you got your emoji solution. Don’t forget to drop your comments down the section.

Jaypal is a tech news writer contributing for several tech publications. Being a tech content writer, he likes to follow the latest tech updates.

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