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Emoticons – Retro Emojies!

Are emojis just to mainstream for you? Are you a proud Hipster but still need to express emotions via text message? Then I have a solution for you! EMOTICONS!

emoticons for hipsters

Yes.. this person will love this! FIND THEM.

The Hidden Treasure Trove Of Emoticons Unleashed!

Contrary to the artisanal nature of Hipster culture though, these are already prepackaged and ready to go.. but we have it on good report that they are fully organic and free range.

In order to unleash our little legions of emotional punctuation you have to enable an extra keyboard in General settings.. specifically.. the Japanese (Because, of course) Romaji keyboard. Check out this well made set of screenshots by the great artists at Cult Of The Mac..

Emoticons for iOS

Photo Courtesy Of Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac – But he’s missing that after the second screen there, choose Japanese..

Now that you have enabled your new superpower… find somewhere to type… pick a friend.. someone easily confused preferably.

Look for the Globe icon… last row, second from the right in most cases.. tap and hold on there. Choose the Japanese script, then tap the “123”, then look next to the exclamation point.. ISN’T THAT ADORABLE!


It’s just.. just.. SO HAPPY!

Tapping that comically happy face will bring up a virtual plethora of its kin! Some cute, some scared, some… unexplainable.


This isn’t even half of them… Image courtesy of Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

To get rid of the crazy keyboard, just tap and hold on that globe icon again and choose English.. (or whatever language you have on your phone!)

Enjoy these emotive little buggers from across the sea!

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Ryszard (Rick) Gold, From Calgary, Alberta, Canada has over 20 years of experience working with Apple products in a technical capacity. Passionate about technology in general, his natural troubleshooting abilities, curiosity and appreciation of good design lead him into working exclusively with Apple Computer products.
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