The difference between Emoji and Emoticon is that Emoji are made up of keyboard characters and Emoticon is the icon image. Emoji comes from Japanese which is 顏文字, meaning words/characters that have expression. ツ
Still confused? Here’s a little trick:
- Emo-ji: JI is 字 (character) => : D
- Emo-t-icon: ICON => 😀
Now you know the difference. Let’s take a look at what emoticons WordPress.com provides. (Remember, emoticons are the ones that turn into little icons).
This post is retrieved from WordPress’s official document on Emoji (which they titled it wrong, is emoticon!) on June 16, 2018. Source Link => https://en.support.wordpress.com/emoji/