WhatsApp is a phone application that allows you to exchange text messages. It is a lot of fun to send emoticons at the same time as sentences to give a little emotional touch.
Method 1 of 2: On an iPhone
Step 1. Check the keyboard
In your iPhone, check if the keyboard for emoticons or emojis (emoji in English) is active.
- Access to Settings of the iPhone.
- Select General.
- Scroll through the options, then choose Keyboard.
- Check at this stage that Emoji appears in the list of usable languages. Otherwise, press Add a new keyboard, then choose Emoji.
Step 2. Open the WhatsApp application
On your home screen, find a green icon with a chat bubble containing a white telephone handset. Tap this icon.
Step 3. Tap the Discussions icon
The icon bar is at the bottom of the screen for iPhone.
If you arrive directly in a discussion, press the small arrow at the top left to return to the list of discussions
Step 4. Select a discussion
From your discussion list, choose one of them.
The icon that shows a sheet with a pencil in the upper right corner can be used to write a new message
Step 5. Tap the writing field
At the bottom of the page, tap the writing field, which is shaped like a long white rectangle.
To start a new discussion, you will first need to select a name from your contact list
Step 6. Touch the globe
On your iPhone's virtual keyboard, tap the globe to the left of the space bar.
If you only have one additional keyboard and it is the emoticon keyboard, you will find a round smiley face instead of the sphere
Step 7. Select the Emoji keyboard
If you have multiple keyboards, tap the globe. A window opens with the list of the different keyboards you are using. Choose the one that is called Emoji.
Step 8. Go for an emoticon
At the bottom of your screen, you can see different tabs. These are categories of emojis. To view the different categories, select a tab or swipe your finger left. Then touch the emoticon that interests you.
Step 9. Send the emoji
After choosing an emoticon, you can see it in the white field used to write a message. Tap the arrow to the right of the field to send the emoji into the chat.
Method 2 of 2: On an Android phone
Step 1. Go to WhatsApp
Look on your phone's home screen and locate a chat bubble icon with a green background and a white telephone handset. Once found, tap on it.
Step 2. Select Discussions
At the top of the screen, touch the tab Discussions.
If you arrive in a chat by opening WhatsApp, tap the arrow in the upper left corner to go up to the chat list
Step 3. Choose a discussion
Open a conversation by tapping on it.
If you want to start a new chat, select the round green icon with a chat bubble in the middle. It is located at the bottom right
Step 4. Tap the icon
At the bottom of the screen to the left of the field to write a message, you have a round head icon that is smiling, press your finger on it.
Step 5. Find an emoticon
Look at the different emojis. You can browse through the many emojis by swiping your finger on the left side of the screen or by selecting a tab above the emojis to see the different categories.
Step 6. Send the emoji
Once you've chosen an emoticon, tap the arrow to the right of the writing field.