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Emojis vs Emoticons

Technically, emojis and emoticons have distinct meanings - emojis refers to pictorial representations while emoticons use existing letters/symbols to convey an emotion. For example a smiley face emoji is 😃 while the smiley face emoticon is :).

Nevertheless, some people use the term "emojis" and "emoticons" as synonyms.

Heart Emoticon

Here's one one of the most popular heart emoticons: <3

Some applications convert this heart emoticon into a heart emoji, while others let you use both the heart emoticon and heart emoji.

If you're looking for heart emojis, check out our collection of heart and love emojis.