A yellow face with simple, open eyes and a broad, open smile, showing upper teeth and tongue on some platforms. Often conveys general pleasure and good cheer or humor.
Not to be confused with 😃 Grinning Face With Big Eyes or 😄 Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes, which have the same smiles but more expressive eye shapes.
This emoji has a cat variant, 😺 Grinning Cat Face.
Grinning Face was approved as part of Unicode 6.1 in 2012 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.