90 Really Useful Texting Symbols


In today’s era where everyone is in a rush, no one has time to even text a full message, that is why texting symbols are used a lot of the time. And the other reason for huge popularity of Texting Symbols are used, is its a thing of today’s generation and not everyone can understand the symbols. Unfortunately, a lot of older people out there are not familiar with the new and hip lingo that teenagers are using to express themselves in these text messages.


That’s why we are going to show you some of the most really useful texting symbols out there that are commonly used when sending and receiving text messages.

But there are so many texting symbols that its difficult to remember all of these. Today we are showing you most popular symbols used along with their meaning. However, you can refer back to this list any time you want. Over time, you will have these embedded in your memory and won’t have to come back to this list.

SYMBOL Meaning SYMBOL Meaning
8:] A Gorilla -:-) Punk
>>: -) A Klingon (((((:-{= Rave Dude
A love heart:-#Razes
[:] A Robot :-C Real Unhappy
@}–\-,— A rose :-)) Really Happy
> A Turkey # XD Really hard laugh
:<> Amazed ([( Robocop
O :-) An angel [:] Robot
o:-) Angel smiley :-( Sad
:-ll Angry :( Sad Turtle
>:-@! Angry and swearing :-d Said with a smile
>: – ( Angry, yet sad :-y Said with a Smile variation
:-o Appalled :-9 Salivating
:-X Biggy sloppy kiss M:-) Saluting
:-* Bitter <|:o)> Santa Claus
:-o zz Bored :-> Sarcastic
:^) Broken nose :-\ Sceptical
:-E Buck-toothed Vampire :-@ Screaming
******@* Cenitpede wearing a sombrero $__$ Sees Money
:-< Cheated :-( ) Shocked
*:-) Clown : @ or :-(0) Shouting
%-) Confused .:O Singing
%-( Confused and unhappy ~:-P Single Hair4
d8:) Cool Guy |-I Sleeping
>: -| Cross ZZZZ Sleeping or bored
:’-( Crying :-x Small Kiss
:‘-D Crying with laughter :-) Smiling
:-| Determined :-)= Smiling with a beard
3:-) Develish smile :-)8 Smiling with bow tie
:e Disappointed d:-) Smiling with cap
o-&-< Doing nothing &:-) Smiling with curls
: – )… Drooling 8-) Smiling with glasses
:-)….. Drooling face {:-) Smiling with hair
:*) Drunk smiling face (:-) Smiling with helmet
5:-) Elvis Presley C|:-) Smiling with top hat
>8-D Evil crazed laughter [:-) Smiling with walkman
&:-) From a person with curly hair :-? Smoking a pipe
#:-) From a person with matted hair ~~~~8} Snake
|-) Getting tired, asleep |-O Snoring
8:-) Glasses on head /\(00)/\ Spider
: – D Grinning :-( <| Standing Firm
:’ ) Happy and crying 8-) Sunglasses face
:-0 hbtu 0-: Happy birthday to you :-<> or :-O Surprised/shocked
:-~) Having a cold :-) Sweating
:-, Hmmmm…, smirking :-0 Talkative
XOXOXO Hugs & Kisses :-v Talking
O-S-< In a hurry :-S Talking Gibberish
%-} Intoxicated :-w Talking with two tongues
:-* Kiss :-)— Thin as a Pin
:-D Laughter T+ Think positive
:-{} Lip stick ^ Thumbs Up
Love Heart:-PTongue in cheek
X-( Mad :-& Tongue tied
&-l Makes Me Cry *!#*!^*&:- Total Head Case
:-(*) Makes Me Sick }:-( Toupee blowing in the wind
:-S Makes No Sense ;-) Twinkle (Wink)
@|-) Meditating Smiley :=) Two noses
#:-) Messy Hair Y! Typical Man
8(:-) Mickey Mouse X! Typical Woman
<:-| Monk / Nun =A4 Uncle Sam
:-{ Mustache :-c Unhappy
{:-{)} Mustache and Beard >:-( Very angry
:-# My Lips Are Sealed :-)) Very Happy
(-) Needs Haircut @:-) Wearing a turban
:-|/:-I No face/poker face :-1 Whatever
):-( Nordic :-“ Whistling
:/) Not Amused ;-) Winking variation
8-O Omigod! #-) Wiped out, partied all night
:o Ooooh!!”, shocked 8<:-) Wizard
:=) Orangutan :-)8 Woman
8> Penguin :~) Wondering
:-? Pensive :-O Wow
:^) Personality ,-} Wry and Winking
3:] Pet Dog :8) Pig
:—) Pinnochio +<:-) Pope
P-( Pirate **** Pop Corn
3:[ Pitbull :-< Pointy Mustache
(:::X:::) Plaster /Elastoplast O-G-< Pointing to self
:-t Pouting :-7 Wry Face
+:-) Priest l-O Yawning
;~[ Prizefighter |^o Yawning or Snoring variation
X:-) Propeller Head :-(0) Yelling
?-) Proud of black eye $-) Yuppi
! I have a comment Z% Zoo
*$ Starbucks ?^ I have a question
,!!!! Talk to the hand @+ At Plus

As you can see, there are a ton of texting symbols out there. This can be an intimidating list at first, but you will slowly get the hang of it. Eventually, you will have all of these texting symbols memorized and you can use them on the fly or know what each symbol means whenever you receive a text from someone. Now, get to texting and have a great time using these texting symbols.

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    • you don’t usually use # when txting unless you’re talking about a number
      ex: give me her #
      but on social medias it’s usually a hashtag.

    • Gotta pee For next person a hashtag or # is getting your attention. Important.

      Laugh out loud and lmao
      Is, laughing my a_ _ off

    • like a grin, imagine that turned where the “:” is ur eyes and the ‘3’ is ur smile, is basically a grin ;)

  1. Great post subject, its amazing just how many text symbals can be made from a few different characters, when you think about it, it is a very clever idea, like another language.

    • It is also called the “POUND SIGN” when dealing with weights and measures, and sometimes you may be asked on the phone to “Please enter your (whatever) and push the pound sign.” at which time you enter what they want and push that symbol.

  2. I just noticed the other questions in the comments I also did not notice earlier, so I know some of you may have your answers now, but just incase you do not, hailey, your comment above, the symbal is a face, like a surprised I would say, or shocked, or could even be embarrased, some people use the symbals in different ways.

  3. What does ;( and D; mean? A friend of mine uses those whenever we make plans that don’t work out, so it’ll go something like “I don’t think we can hang out today ;(” and it’s a little confusing.

  4. wtf maens what the fuck right!!!!!!!!and
    lol means laugh out loud.
    ttyl means talk 2 u lator
    rbl means right before lunch
    whats the shit sybol
    anyone know.

  5. <0) <0) <0) what is the meaning?


    (y)(y) ,kindly send me the meaning of texting am recieved from my work Skype messenger one of my coworker send me

  6. can someone tell me what this means when sent in a email reply

    ………………………………………………………… ;):~


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