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Hidden Skype emoticons

The hidden Skype emoticons (also known as “secret smileys”) are special emoticons that are supported by Skype, but are not shown on the palette of emoticons, and for this reason they can be sent only by means of special codes. Below you can see all the hidden Skype emoticons and secret codes for each of them (if you want a full list of emoticons, visit this page).

Shown 52 emoticons
Emoticon? Description? Code?
Bug
animals
(bug) (Bug)
Camera
devices
(p) (camera)(P)(Camera)
Can you talk?
questions
(!!) (canyoutalk)(Canyoutalk)
Car
transport
(car) (au)(Car)(Au)
Computer
devices
(pc) (computer)(co)(Computer)(Co)(Pc)
Confidential
devices
(qt) (confidential)(QT)(Qt)(Confidential)
Drunk
vulgarities
(drunk) (Drunk)
Finger
gestures,vulgarities
(finger) (Finger)
Games
devices
(games) (ply)(PLY)(play)(Games)(Ply)(Play)(playbox)(Playbox)
Goodluck
plants
(gl) (goodluck)(GL)(Goodluck)(Gl)
Gotta run
people,men
(run) (gottarun)(gtr)(GTR)(Gottarun)(Gtr)(Run)
Hold on
time,devices
(w8) (holdon)(W8)(Holdon)
Island
nature
(island) (ip)(Island)(Ip)
Lets meet
time
(s+) (letsmeet)(S+)(calendar)(Letsmeet)(Calendar)
Man
people,men
(z) (man)(boy)(Z)(male)(Man)(Male)(Boy)
Mooning
vulgarities,people,men
(mooning) (Mooning)
Neil
people,men
(neil) (Neil)(feetontable)(Feetontable)
Oliver
glasses,men
(oliver) (Oliver)
On the loo
people,men,vulgarities
(ontheloo) (Ontheloo)(onloo)(Onloo)(nr2)(Nr2)(twittering)(Twittering)(verybusy)(Verybusy)
Pile of poo
vulgarities
(poop) (Poop)
Plane
transport
(jet) (plane)(ap)(airplane)(aeroplane)(aircraft)(Plane)(Ap)(Airplane)(Aeroplane)(Aircraft)(Jet)
Pool party
people,men,vulgarities
(hrv) (poolparty)(Poolparty)(Hrv)
Santa mooning
new year,holidays,vulgarities,men
(santamooning) (Santamooning)(mooningsanta)(Mooningsanta)
Sheep
animals,vulgarities
(sheep) (bah)(Sheep)(Bah)
Skype
logos
(ss) (skype)(Skype)(Ss)
Smoking
vulgarities
(ci) (smoke)(smoking)(Smoking)(Smoke)(Ci)
Snail
animals
(snail) (sn)(SN)(Snail)(Sn)
Spoiler Alert
gestures,men
(llsshock) (Llsshock)
Stop
people,men
(!) (stop)(Stop)
Tauri
glasses,sadness,men
(tauri) (Tauri)(taur)(Taur)
Teacher
glasses
(malthe) (Malthe)(mlt)(Mlt)
Toivo
people,animals,men
(toivo) (Toivo)
Umbrella
devices
(um) (umbrella)(Umbrella)(Um)
What the...
exclamation,vulgarities
(wtf) (Wtf)
What’s going on?
exclamation
(!!?) (whatsgoingon)(Whatsgoingon)
Woman
people,women
(x) (woman)(X)(female)(girl)(Woman)(Female)(Girl)
Zilmer
people,devices,men
(zilmer) (Zilmer)(priidu)(Priidu)
Bing
logos
(bing) (Bing)
Excel
logos
(excel) (Excel)
GroupMe
logos
(groupme) (Groupme)
Internet Explorer
logos
(ie) (IE)(internetexplorer)(Internetexplorer)(Ie)
Microsoft
logos
(ms) (MS)(microsoft)(Microsoft)(Ms)
OneDrive
logos
(onedrive) (Onedrive)
OneNote
logos
(onenote) (Onenote)
Outlook
logos
(outlook) (Outlook)
PowerPoint
logos
(powerpoint) (Powerpoint)
Publisher
logos
(publisher) (Publisher)
SharePoint
logos
(sharepoint) (Sharepoint)
Skype for Business
logos
(skypebiz) (Skypebiz)(sforb)(Sforb)
Windows 10
animals,logos
(win10) (Win10)(ninjacat)(Ninjacat)(windows)(Windows)(trex)(Trex)(windows10)(Windows10)
Word
logos
(word) (Word)
Xbox
logos
(xbox) (Xbox)


How to send hidden emoticons?

  1. Find the smiley you need in the table above
  2. Across from it, copy the text of the column “Code”
  3. Send the copied code to your friend as an ordinary message
  4. After you have sent the message, the code will be converted to an emoticon

Why are they called “hidden” and “secret”?

Due to the fact that the smileys are hidden from the user (i.e., they are not shown on the palette), they are called “hidden emoticons”. They are called “secret”, because many people don’t know about them. In order to send these emoticons, you need to use “secret” codes (sometimes in chat rooms users ask to share the secret of how to send them).

Why do the developers create hidden emoticons?

I think they do it to:
  • Please their colleagues, because originally many hidden emoticons depicted Skype employees.
  • Create “Easter eggs” which must be discovered by chance and pleasantly surprise users.
  • Conceal “obscene emoticons” from younger users and those who consider them offensive.
  • Reduce the number of displayed emoticons to show only the most popular items on the palette.

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