Emoticons and Emojis are becoming the best way to express your feelings while typing and nowadays, mobile OS like Android also come with emoji support. Android 4.4 Kitkat has got the option to convert the text emoticons which you type using your messaging app to emojis which will actually show you the expressions which the emoticon held.

Android 4.4 Kitkat comes with pre-installed option to convert emoticons into emojis but, you just have to enable it from settings.

Follow the instructions below to automatically convert text emoticons to emojis using the messaging app of Android 4.4.


  • First of all, open up your Kitkat’s default messaging app and press the ‘Settings’ button from the ‘three dots’ options menu.
  • Once in settings, look for ‘Emoticons support’ under Extra Settings and check it.


  • Now, your correct text emoticons will get converted into cool visual emojis which will show the actual expression. You can check out the converted emotion and emoji in the screenshots below.


  • That’s all! Enjoy texting with beautiful emojis.

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