How to Use Emoji Hashtags on Instagram

On Monday, April 27th, 2015 Instagram came out with a new update for iOS users. Apple iPhone users can now use three new filters – Lark, Reyes and Juno – and, more importantly, they can use emojis for hashtags. Earlier this month Snapchat added Emoji Best Friends so it should come as no surprise that emoji hashtags are now available on Instagram.

I am not a huge Instagram users but I know almost all high school and college students love Instagram. This is their new Facebook and the way in which some of them communicate. Instagram added a direct message feature a few months ago but that doesn’t seem to be what Instagram is used for. Instagram is used for once a day or once a week selfies or “status updates” as to where you are or what you are doing. I don’t think emoji hashtags will be as popular on Instagram as they are on Snapchat but I could be wrong. It looks like Anastasia Ashley is already using the Emoji Hashtag feature:


When it comes to the “How to” guide to using hashtag emojis it is not rocket science. Use the keyboard waffle and then add your emojis. It is as easy as that.

If you are looking for a list of the different emojis or their meanings look no further. I have scoured the Internet to find almost all the emojis that are on the iPhone and Android smartphones. I am not certain if this list is up to date with the newest iOS emoji update but I am certain you will be able to find that someone on an Apple fan blog or some other social media website. For now, these emojis should do when you try to create funny or amusing hashtag emojis on Instagram.

😉 Winking Face
😊 Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes
☺️ White Smiling Face
😋 Face Savouring Delicious Food
😌 Relieved Face
😍 Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes
😎 Smiling Face With Sunglasses
😏 Smirking Face
😐 Neutral Face
😑 Expressionless Face
😒 Unamused Face
😓 Face With Cold Sweat
😔 Pensive Face
😕 Confused Face
😖 Confounded Face
😗 Kissing Face
😘 Face Throwing A Kiss
😙 Kissing Face With Smiling Eyes
😚 Kissing Face With Closed Eyes
😛 Face With Stuck-Out Tongue
😜 Face With Stuck-Out Tongue And Winking Eye
😝 Face With Stuck-Out Tongue And Tightly-Closed Eyes
😞 Disappointed Face
😟 Worried Face
😠 Angry Face
😡 Pouting Face
😢 Crying Face
😣 Persevering Face
😤 Face With Look Of Triumph
😥 Disappointed But Relieved Face
😦 Frowning Face With Open Mouth
😧 Anguished Face
😨 Fearful Face
😩 Weary Face
😪 Sleepy Face
😫 Tired Face
😬 Grimacing Face
😭 Loudly Crying Face
😮 Face With Open Mouth
😯 Hushed Face
😰 Face With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat
😱 Face Screaming In Fear
😲 Astonished Face
😳 Flushed Face
😴 Sleeping Face
😵 Dizzy Face
😶 Face Without Mouth
😷 Face With Medical Mask
😸 Grinning Cat Face With Smiling Eyes
😹 Cat Face With Tears Of Joy
😺 Smiling Cat Face With Open Mouth
😻 Smiling Cat Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes
😼 Cat Face With Wry Smile
😽 Kissing Cat Face With Closed Eyes
😾 Pouting Cat Face
😿 Crying Cat Face
🙀 Weary Cat Face
👣 Footprints
👤 Bust In Silhouette
👥 Busts In Silhouette

👦 Boy
👧 Girl
👨 Man
👩 Woman
👨‍👩‍👦 Family (Man, Woman, Boy)
👨‍👩‍👧 Family (Man, Woman, Girl)
👪 Family (Man, Woman, Boy, Girl)
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 Family (Man, Woman, Boy, Boy)
👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 Family (Man, Woman, Girl, Girl)
👩‍👩‍👦 Family (Woman, Woman, Boy)
👩‍👩‍👧 Family (Woman, Woman, Girl)
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family (Woman, Woman, Girl, Boy)
👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 Family (Woman, Woman, Boy, Boy)
👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 Family (Woman, Woman, Girl, Girl)
👨‍👨‍👦 Family (Man, Man, Boy)
👨‍👨‍👧 Family (Man, Man, Girl)
👨‍👨‍👧‍👦 Family (Man, Man, Girl, Boy)
👨‍👨‍👦‍👦 Family (Man, Man, Boy, Boy)
👨‍👨‍👧‍👧 Family (Man, Man, Girl, Girl)
👫 Man And Woman Holding Hands
👬 Two Men Holding Hands
👭 Two Women Holding Hands
👮 Police Officer
👯 Woman With Bunny Ears
👰 Bride With Veil
👱 Person With Blond Hair
👲 Man With Gua Pi Mao
👳 Man With Turban
👴 Older Man
👵 Older Woman
👶 Baby
👷 Construction Worker
👸 Princess
💂 Guardsman
👼 Baby Angel
🎅 Father Christmas
👻 Ghost
👹 Japanese Ogre
👺 Japanese Goblin
💩 Pile Of Poo
💀 Skull
👽 Extraterrestrial Alien
👾 Alien Monster
🙇 Person Bowing Deeply
💁 Information Desk Person
🙅 Face With No Good Gesture
🙆 Face With Ok Gesture
🙋 Happy Person Raising One Hand
🙎 Person With Pouting Face
🙍 Person Frowning
💆 Face Massage
💇 Haircut
💑 Couple With Heart (Woman, Man)
👩‍❤️‍👩 Couple With Heart (Woman, Woman)
👨‍❤️‍👨 Couple With Heart (Man, Man)
💏 Kiss (Woman, Man)
👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 Kiss (Woman, Woman)
👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 Kiss (Man, Man)
🙌 Person Raising Both Hands In Celebration
👏 Clapping Hands Sign
👂 Ear
👀 Eyes
👃 Nose
👄 Mouth
💋 Kiss Mark
👅 Tongue
💅 Nail Polish
👋 Waving Hand Sign
👍 Thumbs Up Sign
👎 Thumbs Down Sign
☝️ White Up Pointing Index
👆 White Up Pointing Backhand Index
👇 White Down Pointing Backhand Index
👈 White Left Pointing Backhand Index
👉 White Right Pointing Backhand Index
👌 Ok Hand Sign
✌️ Victory Hand
👊 Fisted Hand Sign
✊ Raised Fist
✋ Raised Hand
💪 Flexed Biceps
👐 Open Hands Sign
🙏 Person With Folded Hands

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