Whenever I send a classic emoticon in text, like one of these:
:-) ;-) :-P
The messaging app displays it as an Android head, similar to one of these:
A couple questions about this:
Is this just something that happens locally on my phone, or is the recipient seeing the same thing?
How do I disable the function in my default SMS app?
I personally find it a bit annoying that the conversion only appears after the message is sent. So, I have no way of knowing that my textual emoticons are going to be supplanted during composition.
Platform: Nougat on Galaxy S8+
Please note: I'm not interested in using a third-party (non-Google/Samsung) SMS app, and I don't want to root my phone.