Close. Tapatalk doesn't have the emoticon option. If you log into the forums using your normal web browser or on a computer, when you go to reply, look at the toolbar right above where you're typing. There is a smiley face. Click on that and it gives you a list of emoticons and if you hover over one it will tell you the keystroke combination to post them without having to go through all that hassle. Tapatalk doesn't show the emoticons. It just shows the text someone types for an emoticon.