Emojis are a great way to express your emotions and make your comments stand out. They help people understand how you feel about something, or what you’re trying to communicate. You can use them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter – the list goes on! But have you ever wondered if emojis work on YouTube too?
To find out for sure, we went straight to the source: YouTube Support’s website and found this statement: “YouTube will automatically convert certain simple emoji characters into animated 3D equivalents.” So yes they do work!
Although not all emojis show up as such (sorry 🙁 ), there are still plenty that does. And since it is possible for some of these little guys to go unread, we’ve highlighted some of our favorites.
This is what you’ll need to do next:
- Go into your YouTube account and click on “Comments.” Then scroll down until you see the space for typing a comment.
- Type in your message as usual and then hit enter or return so that another line appears. This will be when you can put an emoji! They are keyed just like any other words, but they should automatically turn into animated emojis!
Now you know how to use emojis on YouTube comments! Happy commentating (we’re not sure if that’s a word).
Here is a list of our favorite emoji reactions:
- Grinning face with smiling eyes – 😃
- Smiling face with open mouth and happy eyes – 😆
- Winking face with smiling eyes – 😉
- Crying face – ;(
- Angry face with steam from nose and mouth – :O
- Kissing face – 😉
- Rolling on the floor laughing (yes, that is an emoji) 😂
- Dancing woman – 💃
- Woman with bunny ears (holding her hand out) – 👯♀️
- Popcorn (watch out for this one!) 🍿
- Pizza slice – 🍕
- Woman with raised hand holding a baby’s bottle – 👶🏻♀️
- Hugging face with smiling eyes – 😝
- Wings – ☮️ or ⛅️ depending on which way you want to fly! ;-)
- Kissing face 👯♀️😄👨🏻⚕️❤️ or 💋, depending on whether you’re looking for love or just one night. LOL 😉
- Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes: 😃
- Crying Face: ;(
- Kissing Face: 😉
- Hugging Faces, One Happy And The Other Sad: 😝😢😭
- Angry Faced Person Rolling On Floor Laughing (yes): 😂😅👹♀️❤️☮️⛅️
- Woman With Bunny Ears (holding a hand out): 👯♀️👮🏻♂️
- Pizza Slice: 🍕
- Kissing Face, One Happy And The Other Sad: 😆😢😭
- Dancing Woman: 💃
- Woman Holding Baby Bottle And Giving It An Adorable Smile: 👶🏻♀️☺️;)✨👳🏽⛅️❤️ :D.
- Woman holding a baby bottle and giving it an adorable smile 😉 ✨👩🏾⚕️☄︎♥︎☹
If an emoji has a blank space next to it, then that means there isn’t currently anything there or YouTube did not recognize what word is meant by this symbol.
These are just a few of our favorites, but there’s also the icon for “information desk” that you can use to ask questions. YouTube is pretty cool! Happy commenting everyone!
You can also check this video for more details:
The bottom line: Emojis work on YouTube comments as well–but not all of them do, unfortunately. And because some emojis can’t be read by others, it’s important to highlight your favorite ones like crying faces or winking faces so they don’t go unnoticed. Now that we know how to use emojis on YouTube comments, it’s time for you to go and comment away!