How to use secret TikTok emojis? Unlock the hidden codes
How to use secret TikTok emojis? Unlock the hidden codes

Do you use TikTok for business?

Like every other social media channel, your engagement with followers plays an important role in your success on the platform. People don’t log in to the app every day for a one-way experience. They want to build relationships with other people and connect with brands like yours.

TikTok realizes this too. Engagement rate is a key signal to its algorithm. And that’s why audience engagement shouldn’t be overlooked in your TikTok marketing strategy.

If you’re looking for a way to boost your TikTok engagement, here’s a simple answer.

Be social. 

There’s no point in hosting a party if you won’t interact with your guests. To boost your brand engagement, you’re needed in the comments and inboxes – constantly building relationships with viewers and followers who might someday need your service. And to help with that, TikTok has a little secret called TikTok emojis that you can use in your posts and comments.

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What are TikTok secret emojis?

Unlike the name suggests, TikTok secret emojis aren’t exactly secret. They are only different from the regular emojis available on mobile phones.

It’s pretty easy to access them too. All you need to know is the right phrase that relates to the emotion you want to communicate. Put this phrase within square brackets and you’ll unlock the corresponding TikTok emoji.

As of today, there are 59.8 million views of the hashtag #tiktokemojis which underscores its popularity among brands and famous TikTokers.  

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TikTok emojis

How do you access TikTok secret emojis?

There are 46 unique TikTok emojis. And like I mentioned earlier, all you need to use one of them is the right TikTok emoji code put between two square brackets. 

These emojis are of two distinct styles: round emojis and flat-topped emojis. In the table below, you’ll find emoji codes for each emoji in the two groups.

Round EmojisFlat-topped Emojis
[angry][angel]
[complacent][loveface]
[cry][nap]
[drool][awkward]
[embarrassed][astonish]
[facewithrollingeyes][pride]
[flushed][proud]
[scream][blink]
[funnyface][cool]
[shout][rage]
[greedy][shock]
[smile][cute]
[happy][disdain]
[speechless][slap]
[laughwithtears][smileface]
[sulk][evil]
[lovely][excited]
[surprised][stun]
[thinking][fears]
[wicked][hehe]
[weep][joyful]
[wronged][wow]
[yummy][laugh]
TikTok flat emojis and TikTok round emojis

Why should you use TikTok secret emojis?

You know how to use these emojis now. They come in handy in your comments, captions, or descriptions. But why should you care about them?

Here are two reasons why.

  • TikTok emojis are consistent across all mobile devices, unlike the traditional emojis. This means you don’t have to worry about passing the wrong message across when you use them. Every one of your viewers will get the same message.
  • As seen in the popularity of the #tiktokemoji hashtag, the use of these secret emojis is a rising TikTok trend. This means usage of this feature can portray you as a well-versed TikTok insider.

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Another way to use emojis on TikTok

There’s another not-so-secret but still a massively underused way to take advantage of emojis on TikTok. It’s called emoji combinations.

Emoji combinations are a way to inject your comments with more personality. Here are a few emoji combinations that are trending on TikTok:

🚪🏃🏼💨 — time to leave

🍿🤏🏼😯 — when drama is happening

🐂💩 — bullsh*t

👉🙄👈 — not listening

☕️👌🏼 — sipping tea

TikTok is no stranger to emojis. It has its own lineup of emojis, doesn’t it?

But these emojis aren’t just valuable because they are fun to post. They also make it easy for you to communicate specific meanings and phrases. If you aren’t sure of what an emoji means, use a website like Emojipedia to search for its meaning so you don’t offend your brand followers.

Sheriff Subair

Sheriff is a SaaS-focused content marketer 👨‍💻 His goal is to assist every reader to solve their problem, one sentence at a time 👌 He is a direct-to-the-point producer with aim of providing useful information.