Are you ready to make your chat a bit more fun with the hidden skype smileys?

Important notice! If you don’t have the latest version of Skype installed, the new skype smileys will not work properly. The New Hidden Skype Smileys are listed in the table below:

New hidden skype smileys

It seems that Skype has change the mind about some previous removed skype smileys. The very popular skype smileys (finger) and (wtf) is back in the latest version of Skype. Furthermore The Skype team has released some seasonal hidden Halloween emoticons and some other funny emotions like : On the loo – (ontheloo), Pile of poo – (poop), Niel – (niel).

Halloween hidden skype emoticons

In October 2015 has announced a number of new Skype smileys and emoticons in in relation to the celebration of  Halloween. Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. Halloween is the night of 31 October, the eve of All Saints’ Day, often celebrated by children and adults . The typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks and telling scary stories. In the context of this celebration of halloween has introduced 6 new halloween emoticons. (pumpkin), (ghost), (zombie). (ladyvamp), (vampire)  and (skull).

Furthermore has The Skype Team In the latest update added some new hidden emotions belonging to the Microsoft family – (excel), (word), (powerpoint),  (publisher), (outlook),  (onenote), (onedrive), (sharepoint), (xbox),  (bing), (skypebiz), (win10) and (microsoft).



The hidden smileys are representing with a slightly more adult theme like smoking, mooning, drinking etc. in contrast to the standard Skype smileys. Furthermore all the hidden Skype smileys are animated – it means that the smiley makes a movement.

The special with the hidden Skype smileys are that you can’t insert a hidden smiley in your chat using the icons above the box you type text in, because the hidden Skype smileys are not added to the list. But don’t worry! will help you!

The hidden Skype smileys are used in the same way as the standard smileys. Just add a hidden smiley in your chat by typing the smiley code or copy/past the smiley code and then you will see it in action. You can see all the hidden Skype smileys in the charts below.

The smiley code for the hidden Skype smiley icon “bug”, the first icon on the image list, is (bug). Just type (bug) and the icon will appear in your text.

smiley bug - hidden skype smileys= (Bug)


The hidden Skype smileys – are listet in the chart below.

*The gallery is listed in alphabetical order

For the curious who wondering over some of the secret Skype smileys and their meaning, here is a brief explanation.

priidu.png - Hidden Skype smileys= Priidu Zilmer, was Skype’s Visual Design Team leader.

tovio - hidden skype smileys = Toivo was CTO (Chief Engineer) at


Important news – some hidden skype smileys has been removed in 2015!!!!!!

Skype has released a new version where the have removed some secret Skype smileys. The hidden skype smileys there has been removed is (blackwidow), (bucky), (captain), (nickfury) and (shielddeflect) .Furthermore Skype removed the very popular shortcode  (fubar) and (hollest) due to the fact that these icons had potential to upset some skype users. These hidden skype smileys doesn’t exist no longer in the latest Skype version.

Removed hidden Skype smileys

Secret Skype Smileys

Did you know that there exists two very secret Skype smileys?

Use the secret Skype smileys to make your personal chat a bit more fun and entertaining. To the right, in the sidebar you can find the two very secret Skype smileys.

You are more than welcome to post a comment if you have any questions. All comments will be answered as soon as possible.

61 thoughts on “Hidden skype smileys

  1. Pranav

    are not available to me, but other users are getting. My version is also updated to but still am facing problems

    1. Ulrik Jensen

      Try to reinstall Skype or maybe it’s because you have the Skype for Business. The new bollywood skype emoticons has been added.

  2. Mr J from B

    Why. WHY would someone possibly be upset slash offended by the (fubar) or even by the (hollest) smiley? And what were the reasons to remove any of the other smileys anyway? Thx in advance

    1. Ulrik Jensen

      The broken pencil is only working with the old skype version 6.14. The cheese and firework emoticons has been added in standard skype smileys gallery because the are visible.

  3. HKS

    Need to make a shrug and… need the “Avengers” back if you’re gonna cater to Disney’s “Inside out”……might as well make a complete set.

  4. cheri

    THANK you so much for bringing the (finger) back!! Its just a joke – cartoon character – i dont know why people are offended. If someone sends it to you and you are offended – simply block them.

    1. Marita

      hehehe the (finger) back made my day…… (cwl) & (sarcastic) just (Y) as well are going to be my most used…. 😀

    1. Mel

      why can’t skype do the same as msn? this emoticons or to normal on msn you had so much different and nobody had the same … i miss the old msn it was more funny you had even when the other one not reply a buzzer and a ‘knock knock’ i want all that back please skype be the future msn don’t go back in time !!!

    1. Ashley

      Say you want the hidden cat emoticon
      You would type: (cat)
      This is the only way to find them, and under each picture on the site it will tell you what to type in.

  5. Wild Cat

    That’s interesting! because they’ve just put a monkey as the first smiley in the newest skype. An no, someone may use this for dancing but that movement initially means “I f*ck everyone”. And it’s the first smilie whenever I open that window and this monkey just keeps doing that in my face! I AM VERY offended! Where’s the bloody logic?! And it’s a crying shame they removed (fubar). A smilie BTW is a more polite way of expressing it than saying “you’re nuts” not like they can deny that to anyone.

  6. Sam

    What I don’t get is if you’re offended by those you just don’t use them, but people like yourself that are offended have managed to get a lot of fun ones for the removed from rest of us. No different than choosing a movie and not liking the language, well you just stop watching. The emoticons are there for fun and nothing else.

  7. Joe J

    If they are “hidden” then what’s the big deal? I have a finger but I don’t put it on full display all the time. It’s only when appropriate. Having a capability of doing something doesn’t mean that it’s bad. it’s only when you use it that it CAN be bad. I see nothing wrong with having a full list of emoticons brought back. Not sure of the reasoning behind removing supposed offensive ones. They can ALL be considered offensive in one way or another. What about that dancing monkey? Looks a little provocative to me !

  8. Graham

    When will they remove (bandit) because it looks like a hijab……… Or (ninja) because it represents violence…. Or (cat) because that’s bad luck….. Or (pray) because it is offensive to atheists….. Or (bomb) because only terrorists are allowed to use them….. Or (muscle) because it might offend the fat and out of shape….. Or (poke) because it is rude to point…. Or (idea) because that would indicate free will and autonomy ……….. This is ridiculous!! Maybe they should remove :) 😀 (party) (pi) (^) (beer) (d) which symbolise happiness and enjoyment which apparently is no longer acceptable to a few skype users…….. Or (ok) because it has sexual connotations……. Where does this end?

    1. Sam

      You are so right. The few are taking away from the masses of people that use and like them. Just because the are there doesn’t mean you have to use them. But don’t be a stick in the mud and get them removed just because it offends you. Live and let live is my motto. These days so many people are offended by things that it’s become ridiculous.

  9. Candiicain

    Isn’t that why they are “hidden” like comeon people get a life. I throw my middle finger up in traffic, dont mean they’re gonna take my license. its the internet, its uncensored. if your that worried about it then dont get on skype, or find better friends that know not to send it to you. if you’re worried about you kids, then do like my parents did, DONT ALLOW THEM ON CHAT!

  10. jami

    I would like to say…… through all of the complaints and criticisms, thank heaven for Skype programmers (and everyone behind these magical tiny toons). You folks make it easier to get through my work day with these emoticons!!!!!!!

  11. Zac

    I want there to be all the animals and all drugs and all rude things and all the movie pics in the whole in tire world there also could be fires and homes and lights and blankets and warm cloths and a pool and cool cloths.THERE COULD BE LOTS OF THINGS!!!!!

  12. michelle

    I’m using BlackBerry Classic, I’m able to use the emoticons before until today, when I click the icon for emoticons, they are not showing. I don’t know what’s wrong. Can anyone help me?

  13. windows is men

    Exactly some people could have fun using (finger) while others could be kids who don’t so if you feel offended then block them. I see your point. also like Steven Stone said. “Never give in to such people because you give an inch they take a mile.”


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