Wink Emoji

Winking Emoji

The Wink Emoji was added to the emoji panel in 2010, giving conversationalists the ability to add a playful tone to their words. The symbol indicates goodwill, demonstrating friendliness. There are two images in the lineup:

  • ๐Ÿ˜‰ The Winking.
  • ๐Ÿ˜œ The Winking Emoji with a tongue.

The first is assigned the Unicode code U+1F609, and the second is U+1F61C. To make the symbol appear in the text, it’s enough to type a semicolon, a closing parenthesis, and press Enter. The Winking Emoji with a tongue can be more easily typed using the combination Alt + 128540.

Meaning and use of the Wink Emoji

Wink Emoji

The positive meaning of both images is obvious. However, there are some differences.

The Winking ๐Ÿ˜‰

Winking Face Emoji

  • Attracting attention. The Winking is one way to start a conversation. The symbol seems to say: “Hi. How are you?” “Pay attention to me.” Among other uniform faces, suddenly a smile and, instead of a direct gaze, a wink. This immediately makes the image stand out from the crowd. The emoji makes the recipient smile in response.
  • The picture is a call not to get downhearted. The interlocutor extends a hand and gives hope. “Don’t be down,” “Everything will be okay.”
  • Winking creates a connection between people: “Don’t worry, we’ll sort everything out,” “Wait, I’ll handle it.” In movies, in dangerous situations when there’s no chance to talk, winking becomes a signal for action, a way to unite against the aggressor.

If you receive this symbol in a message, the sender considers you as “one of their own,” trusts you, and communicates in an easy, friendly manner. The smiley invites you to relax and be yourself.

The Winking Emoji with a tongue ๐Ÿ˜œ

Winking Emoji with a tongue

The image where the smiley not only winks but also sticks out its tongue looks more mocking.

  • By sending this symbol, the interlocutor indicates that they’ve said or done something silly: “What a goof I am!” or “Can’t believe I did that!”. The face asks not to take offense and not to judge too harshly.
  • The sender is in a great mood and invites you to be silly and engage in wit.
  • The emoji in a text message is a symbol of light disrespect and challenge: “So, what are you going to do about it?”. The interlocutor got what they wanted and even took some of yours, and now mocks you, provoking you to lose your temper and chase after them. “I’m already in the kitchen. About to gobble up your piece of cake. La-la-la”.

Winking Face With Tongue Emoji

Receiving The Winking Emoji with a tongue makes it hard to stay silent. Depending on the context, the opponent invites you to join in and participate in a playful argument. The symbol carries very childish emotions of mischief. “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, catch a tiger by the toe!” “You can’t catch me, you can’t catch me!”.

Final thoughts

Emoji Wink

Wink emoji will color any message with a note of playfulness and help convey a playful and cheerful mood. Thanks to the emojis, the message comes to life, becomes interesting, and guarantees the correct understanding of the text. The sender of the emoji is clearly not serious and enjoys teasing you.

If you received The Winking โ€“ you have a friend nearby who does not expect formality and strict adherence to etiquette. In the current situation, this person is on your side, so there’s no need to worry.

The Winking Emoji with a tongue is a more vivid expression of emotions. The symbol is more appropriate between friends and will make the recipient on the other side of the screen burst into laughter or at least smile while reading the message.