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Google Hangouts Emoji Keyboard Shortcuts

Follow this link if you’re looking for the Windows Emoji Keyboard Shortcut.

I’ve been annoyed that i couldn’t find emoji keyboard shortcuts on Google Hangouts (on mobile or gmail in web browser), i was specifically looking for the thinking face emoji.

You can copy and paste from this list but keyboard shortcuts are so much easier

Naturally i did the geeky thing and tried to find it.

Here’s the geeky stuff…
The code for keyboard shortcuts is buried in a javascript variable “J7a”
To see the javascript yourself: make sure you have a hangouts chat open in gmail then…
right-click  > inspect > sources

Here’s a snippet of the javascript…
(more geeky stuff)
J7a={“!:)”:128579,”!:-)”:128579,”(=^..^=)”:128568,”(=^.^=)”:128568,”(N)”:128078,”(Y)”:128077, …
[REMOVED A CHUNK – THERE ARE A LOT OF THEM!]
…u_u:128532,x_x:128565,”}:)”:128520,”}:-)”:128520,”}=)”:128520,”~@~”:128169}

What you’re seeing there is each keyboard shortcut “:)” and the corresponding Unicode character in decimal.
e.g. 128053 is decimal for the hexidecimal value 0x1F435 (monkey face U+1F435) .

Here are the emoji shortcuts…
Without further delay, here’s the full list of all currently available Google Hangouts emoji keyboard shortcuts…

:C frowning/sad face 
(U+2639)
:) or :-) smiley 
(U+263A)
<3 heart 
(U+2764)
-<@% honeybee 
(U+1F41D)
:(|) monkey face 
(U+1F435)
:(:) pig face 
(U+1F437)
(Y) or (y) thumb up 
(U+1F44D)
(N) or (n) thumb down 
(U+1F44E)
(]:{ man with turban 
(U+1F473)
</3 or <\\3 broken heart 
(U+1F494)
~@~ pile of poo 
(U+1F4A9)
:D or :-D grinning face 
(U+1F600)
^_^ grinning face with closed eyes 
(U+1F601)
:”D laughing face with tears 
(U+1F602)
=D laughing face open mouth with happy eyes 
(U+1F604)
^_^;; laughing face open mouth with tear 
(U+1F605)
O:) or O=) O:-) angel face (smiley with halo) 
(U+1F607)
}:) or }=) or }:-) devil face 
(U+1F608)
;) or ;-) winking face 
(U+1F609)
=) blushing smile 
(U+1F60A)
B-) smiley with sunglasses 
(U+1F60E)
:, or :-, smirking face 
(U+1F60F)
:| or =| or :-| neutral face 
(U+1F610)
-_- expressionless face 
(U+1F611)
o_o; downcast with sweat 
(U+1F613)
u_u pensive face 
(U+1F614)
:/ or :\\ or =/
or =\\ or :-/ or :-\\
confused face 
(U+1F615)
:s or :S
or :-s or :-S
confounded face 
(U+1F616)
:* or :-* kissing face 
(U+1F617)
;* or ;-* face blowing a kiss 
(U+1F618)
=* blushing kissing face 
(U+1F61A)
:p or :P
or :-p or :-P
or =p or =P
face with tongue 
(U+1F61B)
;p or ;P
or ;-p or ;-P
winking face with tongue 
(U+1F61C)
:( or :-( or =( dissappointed face 
(U+1F61E)
>:( or >=( or >:-( pouting / angry face 
(U+1F621)
:'( or ='(
or T_T or ;_;
crying face 
(U+1F622)
>.< or >_< persevering face 
(U+1F623)
D: frowning with open mouth / worried 
(U+1F626)
:”( loudly crying face 
(U+1F62D)
:o or :O
or =o or =O or :-o or :-O
or o.o
face with open mouth / shocked 
(U+1F62E)
O.O astonished face / gasping with shock 
(U+1F632)
X( or X-( or
X-o or X-O
or x_x
dizzy face 
(U+1F635)
:3 or :X)
or =^_^=
or (=^..^=)
or (=^.^=)
grinning cat with smiling eyes 
(U+1F638)
!:) or !:-) upside-down face 
(U+1F643)
>:(X person gesturing no / crossed arms 
(U+1F645)
\o or o/ person raising hand 
(U+1F64B)
:)X or :-)X
or >:D<
hugging face / open hands 
(U+1F917)
\m/ hand horn sign / ‘rock-on’ 
(U+1F918)
V.v.V crab 
(U+1F980)

Annoyingly, as you can see in the list, my original search for a keyboard shortcut for the thinking face emoji proved fruitless…
There isn’t one  … yet

For reference here’s the current Unicode full emoji list.

I hope this helps you and saves you from diving into the javascript source!

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