Emoji are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages. Emojis exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals. They are much like emoticons, but emojis are actual pictures instead of typographics. Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji comes from Japanese e (picture) + moji (character). The resemblance to the English words emotion and emoticon is purely coincidental.