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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 89 emoticons
Emoticon? Description? Code?
Auld
dancing,new year,holidays
(auld) (Auld)
Bald man with glasses
gestures,glasses
(tauri) (Tauri)(taur)(Taur)
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)
Engagement ring
love
(ring) (Ring)(engagement)(Engagement)
Finger
gestures,vulgarities
(finger) (Finger)
Frost wizard
holidays,new year,winter,russian
(dedmoroz) (Dedmoroz)(frostwizard)(Frostwizard)
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)
Hanukkah
holidays,winter
(hanukkah) (Hanukkah)
Hold on
time,devices
(w8) (holdon)(W8)(Holdon)
IAAF 2017
sport
(iaaf2017) (Iaaf2017)
IAAF Jump
sport
(iaafjump) (Iaafjump)
IAAF Run
sport
(iaafrun) (Iaafrun)
IAAF Throw
sport
(iaafthrow) (Iaafthrow)
Island
nature
(island) (ip)(Island)(Ip)
Lang
dancing,new year,holidays
(lang) (Lang)
Let's 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)
Music bear
winter,russian,animals
(mishka) (Mishka)(musicbear)(Musicbear)
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)(poo)(Poo)
Plane
transport
(jet) (plane)(ap)(airplane)(aeroplane)(aircraft)(Plane)(Ap)(Airplane)(Aeroplane)(Aircraft)(Jet)
Pool party
people,men,vulgarities
(hrv) (poolparty)(Poolparty)(Hrv)
Red square
holidays,new year,russian
(noviygod) (Noviygod)(redsquare)(Redsquare)
Santa mooning
new year,holidays,vulgarities,men
(santamooning) (Santamooning)(mooningsanta)(Mooningsanta)
Sheep
animals,vulgarities
(sheep) (bah)(Sheep)(Bah)
Skiing toy
winter,russian
(matreshka) (Matreshka)(skiingtoy)(Skiingtoy)
Skype
logos
(ss) (skype)(Skype)(Ss)
Smiling man with glasses
gestures,glasses
(malthe) (Malthe)(mlt)(Mlt)
Smoking
vulgarities
(ci) (smoke)(smoking)(Smoking)(Smoke)(Ci)
Snail
animals
(snail) (sn)(SN)(Snail)(Sn)
Snow angel
joy,winter,animals
(snowangel) (Snowangel)
Snow buddie
winter
(snegovik) (Snegovik)(snowbuddie)(Snowbuddie)
Sparkler
holidays
(sparkler) (Sparkler)
Spoiler Alert
gestures,men
(llsshock) (Llsshock)
Stop
people,men
(!) (stop)(Stop)
Syne
dancing,new year,holidays
(syne) (Syne)
Tauri
glasses,sadness,men
(tauri) (Tauri)(taur)(Taur)
Teacher
glasses
(malthe) (Malthe)(mlt)(Mlt)
Tennis fail
sport,men
(tennisfail) (Tennisfail)
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)
Xmas car
holidays,new year
(xmascar) (Xmascar)
Xmas cry
gestures,new year
(xmascry) (Xmascry)(xmascrying)(Xmascrying)
Xmas heart
love,new year
(xmasheart) (Xmasheart)
Xmas man
holidays,people,new year,men
(xmasman) (Xmasman)
Xmas man
holidays,people,new year,men
(xmasman1) (Xmasman1)
Xmas man
holidays,people,new year,men
(xmasman2) (Xmasman2)
Xmas man
holidays,people,new year,men
(xmasman3) (Xmasman3)
Xmas man
holidays,people,new year,men
(xmasman4) (Xmasman4)
Xmas man
holidays,people,new year,men
(xmasman5) (Xmasman5)
Xmas sarcastic
gestures
(xmassarcastic) (Xmassarcastic)
Xmas tree
new year,holidays,plants,winter
(xmastree) (Xmastree)(christmastree)(Christmastree)
Xmas woman
holidays,people,new year,women
(xmaswoman) (Xmaswoman)
Xmas woman
holidays,people,new year,women
(xmaswoman1) (Xmaswoman1)
Xmas woman
holidays,people,new year,women
(xmaswoman2) (Xmaswoman2)
Xmas woman
holidays,people,new year,women
(xmaswoman3) (Xmaswoman3)
Xmas woman
holidays,people,new year,women
(xmaswoman4) (Xmaswoman4)
Xmas woman
holidays,people,new year,women
(xmaswoman5) (Xmaswoman5)
Zilmer
people,devices,men
(zilmer) (Zilmer)(priidu)(Priidu)
Access
logos
(access) (Access)
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)

Collections of emoticons:

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.

8 comments

  1. 1 +1 0
    layla,
    I am using Skype for Business 2016.
    Why are the “hidden emoticons” code not working for me?
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator,
      Hi! Do you mean that no one emoticon from this page do not work for you? Event this one: (skype)?
  2. 2 +2 0
    drought,
    In skype web, the following emotes did not work:
    (p) (!) (x) (z)

    In skype desktop (the normal WIndows client, 7.36.*), the following emotes did not work:
    (p) (!!) (pc) (qt) (gl) (run) (w8) (s+) (z) (jet) (hrv) (ss) (ci) (!) (um) (!!?) (x) (zilmer)

    ----

    Only the first "definition" for each emote was attempted. Was sent with `<ss type="${name}">(${name})</ss>`, forcing emote styling.
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator,
      Hi! Thank you for your message. Tried on Skype 7.38.0.101 for Windows and got the same result as for Skype for Web]: (p) (!) (x) (z) aren’t shown. It seems developers removed these shortcuts and I should update them.

      I don’t know why some emoticons doesn’t work on your PC, but I recommend to install the latest version of Skype and send only one emoticon per message (or at least to be sure that there exists a space between emoticons codes).
  3. 1 +1 0
    andrea,
    I 've installed the latest version of Skype and Nooooo! (PenguinKiss) is disappeared from the multiple choice .. and it can't appear even if I type (PenguinKiss)...

    someone can help me please ?
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator,
      Unfortunately, they deleted this emoticon from Skype. By the way, they added 10 new love emoticons.
      1. 1 +1 0
        andrea,
        But is it possible to create by myself ? I don't want to accept that they have deleted this emoticon...
        1. 1 +1 0
          Administrator,
          As far I know, you cannot enable it on your side (at least it is not easy). But even if this is can done, your contacts will not see it. Try to contact Skype Support and ask them to revert it back.

          [Updated ]
          Hello again! I created a bot for Skype that can show any emoticons (including deleted). You can share these emoticons with your friends, or add this bot to the group chats. More info please read here: https://emoticon.bot.skaip.org/. I would be grateful for any comments and suggestions.

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