Skype has a series of emoji-like emoticons which have their own distinct animated appearance. A subset of Skype emoticons are available in Microsoft Teams.

The Skype emoticon set differs from the emoji set from parent company Microsoft, which is used as the system-wide emoji font in Windows 10.

Skype uses its own system of shortcodes to enter each emoticon, for instance:

  • :^) = 🀨
  • (cwl) = πŸ˜‚
  • (stareyes) = 🀩

Many Skype-specific smileys and emoticons do not have equivalents in the Unicode Standard.