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The app is available in the App Store for $1.
The image of an Italian chef bringing his thumb and forefinger together and kissing them is the perfect internet reaction, capable of expressing both admiration and sarcastic discontent. Sadly, there hasn’t been a good way to present the iconic reaction in text message or emoji form—until now.
— Jen Lewis (@thisjenlewis) August 15, 2017
BuzzFeed writer and illustrator Jen Lewis, who helped Kim Kardashian design kimojis, released a set of 48 *Italian chef kiss* emoji on the App Store, and it’s pretty perfetto. The collection features four variations of the classic *kisses fingers like a chef* image and a salty spinoff *disses fingers like a chef*.
Here’s how they all look:
To use the emoji, download the app from the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad (it’ll cost you $1). Once installed, open your Messages app and click the “A” icon. From there, you should be able to insert your new emoji into any message.
Before, people were forced to type out the reaction, typically surrounding it with asterisks.
next time, sprinkle abt a tsp of sugar on that bad boy before you heat it. *chef finger kiss*
— recognize. (@jenihead) August 18, 2016
Or they used a clever dual-emoji workaround.
this is the new chef kiss emoji for meme usage. please tell tumbler 😩👌
— kc green (@kcgreenn) March 11, 2016
Now iPhone users can use the legendary reaction straight from Messenger to express their admiration and disapproval.
Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.