Just moved over to Samsung for the first time, it may just be a setting I'm not used to.
When I used to type messages on my Sony phones , let's say I typed 'horse' then the phone would put in an emoticon of a horse to choose if I wished.
Can my S9 do this rather than having to go FIND emoticons
Welcome aboard, @AJB!
Thanks for coming to our Community with this. It isn't currently supported by our phones, but we'll pass on your suggestion to our Software Team - they love hearing customer feedback! :cathappy:
I am looking for exactly the same. My old Nokia Lumia (bought in 2011 - and replaced with the Galaxy in June this year) - could do it!!!!!
Better get that facility in ASAP - it is very useful
You can bypass this problem with SwiftKey keyboard. I have the paid app which it's cheap but worth it. After you install it, you can go into its settings and turn on emoji predictions. See below
It would be really useful to have. I've just moved to Samsung from windows phone and the replacement text is really very handy.
Also adding words to dictionary is handy also.
Ability to suggest names from contacts is good, and not changing contacts name is also good
In such case one has to manually input all the possible emoticons? Does not make any sense ... for example, once I wrote "bus stop" and immediately got the emoticon for that on my old Sony. Missing that on Note 9 ...