On the recent update of Swype keyboard on iOS devices ( Swype keyboard version 1.7 ) We have introduced a new feature called "Smart Emoji list" for our emoji loving users, however, if you do not like to use this feature, it can be toggled ON/OFF from Swype setting
Here are instructions on how to "turn ON/OFF" the Emoji list on top of the keyboard.
1. Go to writing app and press and long hold the Swype icon to get the Swype Settings
2. Tap Swype Settings and look for "SHOW EMOJI LIST"
3. To TURN OFF, slide the button to the left to turn off the Emoji List.