For those of us that wish to know how to change Emoji on Facebook Messenger, this post is
strictly prepared for you. In this post, we’ll attempt to explain to you what emoji is all about and
how you can hover on Messenger to customize the default thumbs up emoji to the one you
According to Wikipedia, Emoji are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web
pages. Emoji exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types
of weather, and animals. They are much like emoticons, but emoji are actual pictures instead of
Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji comes from Japanese the resemblance to the English
words emotion and emoticon are purely coincidental.
Originating on Japanese mobile phones in 1999, emoji became increasingly popular worldwide in the
2010s after being added to several mobile operating systems. They are now considered to be a large
part of popular culture in the west.
Facebook uses a thumbs-up sign as it defaults emoji. The same is applicable to the Messenger app.
However, Facebook Messenger users can change the default emoji to the one they like.
How Do I Change Emoji on Facebook Messenger
There are two ways to access Messenger. You can either pass through Facebook to Messenger or
enter Messenger.com to access it.
1. Enter https://www.facebook.com and click the enter button
2. Type your login details in the spaces provided to proceed to your account
3. On your Facebook timeline, click messenger at the left column
4. On the right side of the Messenger interface, click the option that says “Change Emoji”
5. On performing step 4 above, the list of all the emoji will show up. You’ll need to now select the one
you want and the changes will apply immediately.
Another way to access Messenger if you don’t want to pass through Facebook is to enter
Messenger.com in your browser and then click the enter button.
Next, on the Messenger homepage, you’ll need to click on the continue as your name option. Now, you’ll be taken to your Messenger account ASAP.
Once there, you can then carry out the above steps to change your emoji.
How Do I Change Emoji on Facebook
Changing emoji on Messenger as described above also changes emoji in Facebook chat.