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This is how to access a ton of secret emoji on your iPhone

Sure, the CryLaugh emoji is pretty utilitarian. The TongueWink can save the dullest of exchanges. But you know you've found yourself in a position where the usual assortment of smiles, flags and aubergines has failed to communicate your emotions to the fullest degree.

Enter stage left, hero of the hour: the Japanese Kana keyboard.

Rather than using the universal Unicode Emoji, the little-known Kana keyboard has a preselection of emotive faces that use conventional keyboard symbols and Japanese characters. 

By activating this on your iPhone keyboard, you'll be able to employ expressive symbols such as ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ , (ಥ﹏ಥ) and even ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ.

Here's how.

[H/T: Mashable]

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