Standard and Hidden Yahoo Emoticons

October 28th, 2008 by bill · 11 Comments

»Yahoo! has been around much longer than Google, and so have their emoticons. This post shows all of Yahoo's famous smileys, normal and hidden, including a few new ones for Messenger 9.


Are Yahoo Chat Smileys as Popular As Gmail Chat Smileys?

Well, since the most popular posts on this site are, by far, the gmail chat and smiley articles, i am curious to see if Yahoo emoticons will have the same draw. And yes, i know that almost everyone knows these. The value add here will be that they’re on one page. Nice, huh?

Yahoo Instant Messenger

Yahoo has had chat since the dark ages and is still going strong. It has grown to be an enormous memory hog, but sports enough features to almost justify its weight. There are the smileys of course, but also photo and file sharing, games, webcam and voice support, voicemail, conference chats, shared web video viewing, avatars, audibles, graphic enhancements called IMVironments, SMS messenging, and more.

Yahoo Emoticons

Yahoo IM has large standard and “hidden” sets of emoticons. The standard smiley list is listed by Yahoo but included below as well.

New Yahoo Emoticons

There are several standard smileys new to Yahoo! Messenger 9, including “I don’t want to see,” “hurry up,” “rock on,” “thumbs down,” “thumbs up,” “it wasn’t me,” and the pirate. The pirate, however, is only available in Yahoo! Messenger for the Web.

Yahoo Hidden Emoticons

The hidden emoticons are hidden only in that that they’re not on the popup smiley list. They are, however, listed by Yahoo. (This is unlike hidden Gmail chat smileys, which are mostly only detailed on sites like this one.)

Two new hidden emoticons include the Bee and the Transformer, though the Transformer is only available in Yahoo! Messenger for the Web.

Tags: Yahoo!


11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 June // Nov 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    What is the “point” of having hidden emoticons?Just something else you have to remember the shortcuts to use.
    I like being able to see the actual emoticon that I want to use.

  • 2 Genna // Jan 8, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    hey there’s another emote you missed….. it’s O:) it’s an angel

  • 3 me // Jan 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    they left an angel i think

  • 4 ahmad fathur jeyegh // Mar 12, 2010 at 3:35 am


  • 5 ahmad fathur jeyegh // Mar 12, 2010 at 3:37 am


  • 6 ahmad fathur jeyegh // Mar 12, 2010 at 3:38 am


  • 7 paula // Aug 16, 2010 at 11:29 am

    cant get the pirate emoticon to work??? any suggestions?

  • 8 maybe // Aug 25, 2010 at 9:23 am


  • 9 Neva // Sep 4, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Are there more new emotions?

  • 10 Emoticoane ascune (Yahoo Messenger) | Edwin.Ro // Oct 19, 2010 at 7:23 pm

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  • 11 moki // Oct 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm


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