WhatsApp: how does the silent face emoji differ from the open mouth and eyes emoji?

Stickers, GIFs and the immense amount of emojis have become part of us, as they help us express feelings, emotions, ideas or represent something specific. However, there are some WhatsApp emoticons that, due to their similarity, are used in the wrong way. In this sense, it is necessary to know what each one really expresses.

Some of the emojis of WhatsApp that are often confused due to their similarity are the smiley of the silent face and the one of the face with eyes and open mouth, since although they have a very similar design, they have different expressions.

This WhatsApp icon is depicted with a yellow face with small, wide eyes, raised eyebrows and a small, open mouth, as if it had been silenced by concern or correction.

According Emojipedia the meaning varies greatly, but its expression is often taken as surprise, embarrassment, or mild excitement. That is, the silent face emoji should not be shared on WhatsApp to convey astonishment.

This WhatsApp emoticon is represented with a yellow face with open eyes, raised eyebrows and an open mouth, as if it is gasping from shock or surprise. He often shows his upper teeth as well.

Although we can share the amazed face emoji in WhatsApp and any messaging app to convey a wide range of emotions is usually used to express amazement, admiration, disbelief, enthusiasm or concern.