Previously this month Google released desktop browser support for Android Messages, letting you text buddies from your PC (if you've got an Android device to set things up with). Well, it wouldn't be a proper Google app without a couple of hidden Easter eggs, and users have been busy digging up words and phrases that serve as shortcuts to kaomoji-- those Japanese emoticons.
The majority of these seem to have been carried over from Hangouts, as spotted by this post on Reddit. We've put together a partial list of the ones we've tested below, but sadly it appears the more elaborate tricks from Hangouts don't work. These include codes like/ ponystream (which produced a herd of galloping My Little Ponies) and/ shydino (which sent a small dinosaur running to find cover). Still, much better than nothing.
To execute these commands on Android Messages, simply type a forward slash and after that the word you wish to use. They just work at the beginning of messages though.
- /shrug or /shruggie — ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- /sunglasses or /dealwithit — ( •_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)
- /tableflip — (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
- /tableback — ┬─┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ
- /that — (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞
- /this — ☜(ﾟヮﾟ☜)
- /wizard — (∩ ` -´)⊃━━☆ﾟ.*･｡ﾟ
- /yuno — ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
- /success — (•̀ᴗ•́)و ̑̑
- /happy — ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
- /facepalm— (－‸ლ)
- /disapprove — ಠ_ಠ
- /algebraic — | ( •◡•)| (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
- /praisethesun — \`[-|-]/