Are you sure you’re using that emoji correctly? Chances are you’ve at least got one wrong. But, let’s be honest, they can seriously be hard to interpret. Sometimes we think they mean one thing when they were really intended for something else. It can become embarrassing if you’re not texting the right thing to people. Knowing what emojis mean isn’t exactly a hard science, but Unicode set specific definitions when they created them. We’re here to set the record straight and help you use the right ones. Ready to become a texting pro? Here are 25 Common Emojis You’re Using Wrong.
Sad but Relieved Face
Due to the small size, it’s easy to get this one mixed up with a person crying, but it really symbolizes anxiety and stress.
Many people think this one is an emoji representing fire, and it’s easy to see why. Believe it or not, it’s just a name badge.
You totally thought this one was “Jazz Hands” didn’t you? Well, it’s not. It’s just an emoji wanting a hug.
With the tongue sticking out, some think this one is a joking emoji. It’s actually an emoji for enjoying or savoring food.
Weary Cat Face
This one looks utterly terrified by something, so people mistakenly use it to symbolize that feeling. According to Unicode, it’s actually just a “Weary Cat Face.”