How to get TikTok secret emojis: All emoji codes

The TikTok logo with secret emojisTikTok / Emojipedia

As with most other social media apps, emojis have become a big part of the online culture on TikTok. But did you know that TikTok has its own secret emojis? Here’s how you can get them.

When responding to a TikTok your friend sent you or commenting under a viral clip, one of the best ways to make things more interesting is, like any other app, to add emojis.

But as it turns out, the short-form video platform has its very own stock of emojis that differ from the standard ones that come on most phones. Accessing them is surprisingly simple, but differs from the way that you would ordinarily select them.

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In order to use the TikTok emojis, you’ll need to use a specific code relating to a certain emotion to get the image that you want.

List of some of TikTok's secret emojis

How do you get the TikTok emojis?

Type the code for the emoji you want to use in the typing bar in between square brackets, and when you press space the text will automatically turn into an image.

There are two styles you can pick from. One is a more traditional style emoji, and the other features a fun cartoon creature with various different facial expressions.

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The good news about the emojis in particular is that they look the same across different operating systems. Ordinarily, you may worry that your selected smiley face will give off an entirely different meaning once it’s converted into the matching emoji on different phones.

List of some of TikTok's secret emojis

But these will look the same regardless of whether the viewer is on iOS or Android, making it a great alternative to regular emojis.

Here’s the full list of codes:

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Style 1:

  • [smile]

Style 2:

  • [wow]

These are a great way to switch up your comments and make you stand out a little bit more in busy comment sections.

Emojis have been the subject of a good few trends on TikTok in recent years, with the chair emoji taking on a whole new meaning in 2021 and an unusual triangle emoji joining the viral brownie recipe as a viral comment meme in March 2022.

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