Skype has a series of emoji-like emoticons which have their own distinct animated appearance. This differs from the emoji set from parent company Microsoft, used as the system-wide emoji font in Windows 10.
Skype uses its own system of shortcodes to enter each emoticon, for instance:
- :^) = ??
- (cwl) = ??
- (stareyes) = ??
Many Skype-specific smileys and emoticons do not have equivalents in the Unicode Standard.