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How to Unlock 46 Hidden TikTok Emojis (+10 Secret Emoji Meanings)

TikTok has 46 hidden emojis. These emojis are exclusive to the platform. Using them gives your content a native feel, which is important for personal brand marketing and business SMM strategy

Some non-hidden emojis have secret meanings on TikTok. For example, the avocado emoji  🥑 refers to your significant other. There are 10 popular emojis with secret meanings on the platform; popular content from TikTok influencers uses these often. 

Today, we’ll cover hidden emojis and secret TikTok emoji meanings… As well as why you should use both to increase engagement and reactions to your content – even if you’re a business.  

Why use hidden TikTok emojis?

The main reason is that hidden TikTok emojis feel native to the platform. They’re a sign that you made content specifically for TikTok, which users like. They tell viewers you “get it” and are one of them. 

Other reasons are…

  1. Hidden emojis look identical on all platforms. In contrast, regular emojis vary from phone manufacturer to phone manufacturer in appearance. Using hidden emojis can give viewers a more uniform experience. 
  2. Hidden emojis have subtly different meanings to regular emojis. For example, “slap” doesn’t have a direct equivalent in regular emojis. This lets you create more nuanced messages with hidden emojis. 
  3. Hidden emojis are unique, which helps add some personality to your content.
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How to use hidden TikTok emojis?

You can use hidden emojis very easily if you have a list of all 46 of them. Copy the emoji shortcode and paste it into a TikTok comment or caption, putting the code into square brackets. This will then turn into a custom emoji.

For an easy way to find all hidden TikTok emojis – and a preview of what they look like – use the list below. 

Hidden TikTok Emojis

1. Smile

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Shortcode: [smile]

Description: Round pink smiling face

Used to show: Happiness, love or appreciation

This round pink smiling face is used to show happiness, love or appreciation. You can use this emoji if you want to show you like somebody’s video. 

2. Happy

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Shortcode: [happy]

Description: Smile emoji with a larger and more open mouth

Used to show: Extreme excitement

This is similar to the smile emoji, but with a larger and more open mouth. It can be used to show extreme excitement; use it if you’re really enjoying a video.

3. Angry

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Shortcode: [angry]

Description: Red face with furrowed brows

Used to show: Extreme anger and displeasure

This red face with furrowed brows is used to express extreme anger and displeasure. Use it if you don’t like what you’re seeing… Or in a humorous context, to show mock irritation. 

4. Cry

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Shortcode: [cry]

Description: Blue teary face 

Used to show: You’re sad, upset or simply want to cry

This blue teary face is used to show you’re sad, upset or simply want to cry. However, it can also be used to extreme happiness when you see a video of a cute cat or puppy.

5. Embarrassed

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Shortcode: [embarrassed]

Description: Green face with a concerned look

Used to show: Unease or embarrassment

This green face with a concerned look is used in awkward or “cringe” moments. You can express unease or embarrassment with it. It also works if you’re confused. 

6. Surprised

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Shortcode: [surprised]

Description: Peach face with wide open eyes and mouth

Used to show: Awe, surprise, or shock

This peach face with wide open eyes and mouth can be used to express awe, surprise, or shock. 

7. Wronged

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Shortcode: [wronged]

Description: Yellow face with sad eyes and two fingers pointing at each other 

Used to show: You’re shy, ashamed or embarrassed

This yellow face with sad eyes and two fingers pointing at each other shows that you’re shy, ashamed or embarrassed right now. It’s also common if you want to ask an awkward question. 

8. Shout

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Shortcode: [shout]

Description: Purple emoji with an open mouth and fangs

Used to show: Anger, frustration, or negative intentions

This purple emoji with an open mouth and fangs is used to show your anger, frustration, or negative intentions. If you need to do some yelling, it’s a good emoji to use. 

9. Flushed

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Shortcode: [flushed]

Description: Yellow blushing emoji

Used to show: Embarrassed or excited

This yellow blushing emoji is used to express you’re feeling nervous, embarrassed or excited. You can use this emoji if you’re feeling flushed.

10. Yummy

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Shortcode: [yummy]

Description: Pink face with a tongue sticking out (and one thumb up)

Used to show: Ungry, a love of food, or approval of what you’re seeing

This pink face with a tongue sticking out (and one thumb up) shows hungry, a love of food, or approval of what you’re seeing. 

11. Complacent

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Shortcode: [complacent]

Description: Blue face with sunglasses and a small smile

Used to show: You’re feeling cool and relaxed

This blue face with sunglasses and a small smile shows you’re feeling cool and relaxed. If you want to describe something that’s chill or cool, you can use this emoji. 

12. Drool 

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Shortcode: [drool]

Description: Pink drooling face with heart-shaped eyes

Used to show: Admiration for something or someone

Ths pink drooling face with heart-shaped eyes shows your admiration for something or someone. You can use it if you find a video cute or adorable. 

13. Scream

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Shortcode: [scream]

Description: Screaming blue face

Used to show: Horror, fear or surprise

This screaming blue face emoji is used to express horror, fear or surprise. It’s a good reaction to a scary video. It can also be used to react to shocking news. 

14. Weep

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Shortcode: [weep]

Description: Blue crying face

Used to show: Sadness or grief

This blue crying face emoji is used to express sadness or grief. It can also show you sympathise with someone. You can use it if you feel upset or you’re missing out on something.

15. Speechless

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Shortcode: [speechless]

Description: Green face with a sweat drop

Used to show: You’re feeling annoyed, frustrated or just can’t believe something

This green face with a sweat drop is used to express you’re feeling annoyed, frustrated or just can’t believe something. You can use it if you’re annoyed by something to the point that you’re lost for words.

16.  Funny face

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Shortcode: [funnyface]

Description: Pink winking face with its tongue stuck out

Used to show: You’re feeling silly or want to joke around

This pink winking face with its tongue stuck out is used when you’re feeling silly or want to joke around. It’s also used when making a joke.

17. Laugh with tears

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Shortcode: [laughwithtears]

Description: Pink face with tears of joy

Used to show: Laughing out loud

This pink face with tears of joy is used to express you’re “laughing out loud”. You can use it when something is really amusing or funny and for all “LOL” moments.

18. Wicked

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Shortcode: [wicked]

Description: Purple mischievous face with horns 

Used to show: You’re feeling naughty

This purple mischievous face with horns shows you’re feeling naughty. Use it when you’re feeling up to no good, or to express playful energy. 

19.  Face with rolling eyes

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Shortcode: [facewithrollingeyes]

Description: Pink face with rolling eyes

Used to show: You’re not impressed or find something uninteresting

This pink face with rolling eyes is used to show you’re not impressed or find something uninteresting. You can use it if you think something is ridiculous or when you’re feeling annoyed.

20. Sulk

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Shortcode: [sulk]

Description: Red frowning face

Used to show: Anger

This red frowning face is used to show your anger. If you’re really mad about something, use this emoji.

21. Thinking

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Shortcode: [thinking]

Description: Yellow face with one hand on its chin 

Used to show: You’re confused about something

This yellow face with one hand on its chin is used to show you’re confused about something. It will show your friends you’re busy thinking about something or are a little lost.

22. Lovely

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Shortcode: [lovely]

Description: Pink face giving a kiss 

Used to show: Love and appreciation

This pink face giving a kiss shows love and appreciation. You can use it if you want to send someone a big kiss.

23. Greedy

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Shortcode: [greedy]

Description: Pink face with dollar signs in its eyes

Used to show: You’re feeling materialistic and greedy

This pink face with dollar signs in its eyes shows you’re feeling materialistic and greedy. Use it if you’re looking out for some money, sharing ideas about money, etc… Or if you see something that looks like a proverbial million bucks. 

24. Wow

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Shortcode: [wow]

Description: Dumpling face with a shocked expression

Used to show: Surprise about something

This dumpling face with a shocked expression is used to show surprise about something. You can use it if you see something unexpected or surprising. 

25. Joyful

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Shortcode: [joyful]

Description: Dumpling with a big smile

Used to show: Joy

This dumpling with a big smile is used to express joy. You can use it if you’re feeling very happy about something. 

26. Hehe

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Shortcode: [hehe]

Description: Dumpling with a small smile

Used to show: You find something funny

This dumpling with a small smile shows you find something funny. You can also use it if you’re feeling mischievous or naughty. 

27. Slap

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Shortcode: [slap]

Description: Dumpling that’s just been slapped

Used to show: Reaction to something insulting or mean

This dumpling that’s just been slapped is used as a reaction to something insulting or mean. You can use it if you feel like you’ve been insulted or “slapped in the face.”

28. Tears

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Shortcode: [tears]

Description: You’re dumpling with tears streaming down its face

Used to show: Sad 

This dumpling with tears streaming down its face is used to show that you’re either sad or extremely joyful. These can be both tears or sadness or joy. 

29. Stun

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Shortcode: [stun]

Description: Dumpling with a scared face and open mouth

Used to show: Extreme shock and surprise

This dumpling with a scared face and open mouth is used to express your extreme shock and surprise. 

30. Cute

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Shortcode: [cute]

Description: Dumpling with adorable eyes

Used to show: Something is cute

This dumpling with adorable eyes is used when you think something is cute. You can use it if you’ve seen some adorable content. 

31. Blink

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Shortcode: [blink]

Description: Winking dumpling with a heart

Used to show: You’re feeling cheeky or when you see something funny

This winking dumpling with a heart can be used when you’re feeling cheeky or when you see something funny. You can also use it if you’re trying to be flirty. 

32. Disdain

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Shortcode: [disdain]

Description: Angry dumpling with bags under its eyes

Used to show: You’re fed up with something

This angry dumpling with bags under its eyes is used when you want to show you’re fed up with something. It shows you’re overworked, annoyed or you see something that makes you want to roll your eyes. 

33. Astonish

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Shortcode: [astonish]

Description: Angry dumpling with an open mouth

Used to show: You want to shout something out loud

This angry dumpling with an open mouth shows you want to shout something out loud. You can use it if you can’t believe what you’re seeing or something really annoys you. 

34. Rage

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Shortcode: [rage]

Description: Red dumpling with steam coming out of its ears

Used to show: You’re so enraged you’re boiling

This red dumpling with steam coming out of its ears shows you’re so enraged you’re boiling. You can use it if you see something so infuriating that you can’t even deal with it. 

35. Cool

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Shortcode: [cool]

Description: Smiling dumpling with sunglasses on

Used to show: You’re feeling sassy

This smiling dumpling with sunglasses on is used when you’re feeling sassy. It’s perfect for making a comment you’ve been dying to make for a long time. 

36. Excited

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Shortcode: [excited]

Description: Smiling, laughing dumpling

Used to show: You find something really amusing

This smiling, laughing dumpling can be used if you find something really amusing. 

37. Proud

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Shortcode: [proud]

Description: Smirking dumpling

Used to show:  How smart you think you are

This smirking dumpling is used to show how smart you think you are. It’s usually suitable if you want to show you were right and someone was wrong- the ”I told you so” face. 

38. Smile face

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Shortcode: [smileface]

Description: Dumpling with wide eyes and a smile 

Used to show: You can see someone is being shady

This dumpling with wide eyes and a smile shows you can see someone is being shady. You can use it if you’re feeling suspicious about something. 

39. Evil

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Shortcode: [evil]

Description: Purple dumpling with fangs and a mischievous grin

Used to show: You’re feeling grumpy or evil

This purple dumpling with fangs and a mischievous grin is used when you’re feeling grumpy or evil. You can use it if you’re up to something nasty. 

40. Angel

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Shortcode: [angel]

Description: Dumpling with a halo and a cute smile

Used to show:  You’re feeling kind or angelic

This dumpling with a halo and a cute smile is used if you’re feeling kind or angelic. You could use it if you want to express your innocence or when you’re feeling sweet. 

41. Laugh

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Shortcode: [laugh]

Description: Dumpling with tears of joy

Used to show: Something is really funny

This dumpling with tears of joy is used when something is really funny. You can use it as a reaction to extremely funny content. 

42. Pride

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Shortcode: [pride]

Description: Dumpling with a raised eyebrow and pout

Used to show: Self-satisfaction

This dumpling with a raised eyebrow and pout shows your self-satisfaction. You could also show it to express your indifference or if you’re feeling smug. 

43. Nap

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Shortcode: [nap]

Description: Dumpling with a snotty face and closed eyes

Used to show: You’re feeling sleepy or uninterested

This dumpling with a snotty face and closed eyes is used when you’re feeling sleepy or uninterested. You can also use it to express you’re not in the mood. 

44.  Love face

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Shortcode: [loveface] 

Description: Dumpling with heart-shaped eyes 

Used to show: Love

This dumpling with heart-shaped eyes is used to express your love. You can express your affection for someone or something using this emoji. 

45. Awkward

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Shortcode: [awkward]

Description: Dumpling with a sweaty face and upturned eyes

Used to show: You’re feeling nervous or uneasy

This dumpling with a sweaty face and upturned eyes shows you’re feeling nervous or uneasy. It’s suitable for all awkward situations. 

46. Shock

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Shortcode: [shock]

Description: Partially blue dumpling with wide eyes and an open mouth

Used to show: Shock or surprise

This partially blue dumpling with wide eyes and an open mouth is used to express shock or surprise. If you’ve been surprised in a negative way, it’s the right emoji to use. 

Emojis with hidden meanings on TikTok

1. Brain Emoji

🧠

The brain emoji points to what you’d traditionally refer to using lips and an aubergine, if you know what I mean… (Click here if you’re not sure what I mean). Be careful when using it. 

2. Clown face emoji

🤡

The clown face is used to imply that something is stupid or silly. It can also mean self-deprecation. 

3. Two index finger emojis pointing at each other

 👉👈

Two index fingers pointing at each other are used to express you’re feeling shy.

4. Red heart emoji

❤️

The red heart represents romantic love.

5. Blue heart emoji

💙

The blue heart is used to express support, affection and excitement. 

6. Chair emoji

 🪑

The chair emoji is a replacement for the “laughing out loud” face and is used to refer to something really funny. 

7. Skull emoji

💀

The skull emoji is used to say “I’m dead” after a lot of laughing and is also a replacement of the “LOL” emoji.

8. Yellow heart emoji

💛

The yellow heart is used to indicate friendship.

9. Purple heart emoji

💜

The purple heart expresses physical attraction. 

10. Green heart emoji

💚

The green heart shows your love for nature. 

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In summary

Now you know how to use hidden TikTok emojis and regular emojis with secret TikTok meanings. 

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