You'll find all current WhatsApp symbols emojis as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!
The red heart is the classical symbol of love. Expression of passion and romance. But also in the non-romantic context for friendship and strong bonds.
The heart shape is the symbol of love. The orange heart may represent a half-hearted love or you do not want to have a relationship but just be friends.
A heart of gold. Represents cordial love and purity of the heart. Not so much in the romantic context, but rather for happiness, friendship and the joy of life.
Expression of life or lifestyle (e.g. healthy diet) and closeness to nature. Also known as the jealous heart, it may indicate relationship issues or the hope for reconciliation. Often used on the Irish St. Patrick's Day.
I have full confidence in you! Represents platonic love, faithfulness, loyalty and friendship. But also: support of the awareness of autism, love of water sports or expression of a fetish.
Expression of understanding and compassionate love. Represents affection and care. For Mother's Day or in messages between parents and children. Used by fashion-conscious people or celebrities as an expression of glamor or wealth. In the US, military medal for wounded soldiers.
The black heart shows a dark and twisted sense of humor. It can reflect the dark side of the soul. Also used to express grief and sorrow.
I am desperately unhappy! The broken red heart expresses sadness and suffering. Someone is love sick at the moment.
|❣||Heavy Heart Exclamation Mark Ornament
I totally agree with that! A heart with a dot below forms a decorative exclamation mark. This gesture comes from the heart and emphasizes that you really like something or someone.
Love is in the air! Not so much in the passionate context, but rather a decoration. In romantic texts an expression of affection for someone or friendships among girls.
Two hearts circling around each other represent the love between two persons. Someone wants to win your heart.
I love you so much! The beating heart symbolizes a strong connection and expresses strong feelings for someone or something. Is also a symbol of life: A baby is on the way.
The three hearts in one another are to convey an ever-growing heart. The feelings are getting deeper and deeper, the love is growing. The heartbeat increases and the heart is filled with joy after an emotional conversation or a great experience.
You are simply great! A sparkling heart means someone is doting on you. Persistence will be rewarded now!
|💘||Heart With Arrow
Cupid's arrow hit you - you're hopelessly in love! Expresses romantic feelings in messages. Often used around Valentine's Day.
|💝||Heart With Ribbon
You have my love. The box in a heart shape with a ribbon could contain chocolates or jewelry. Popular on Valentine's Day or on birthdays. Or someone gives you his heart.
A decorative variation of the heart symbol. Stands for love, attention and affection of your conversation partner.
Om (Sanskrit). The mantra is considered sacred in religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism. Primeval sound of the origin of the universe. Also known as the Namaste symbol. Emoji stands for spiritual development, meditation and yoga.
|☸||Wheel Of Dharma
Wheel of the doctrine. An important sign in Hinduism and Buddhism. It reminds us of the eight ways of perception and of the fact that only the body dies, but the spirit continues in another form.
|✡||Star Of David
The Star of David is an important symbol of the people of Israel and the Jewish religion. This is why it can also be seen on the ensign. It is usually sent during the festival of lights, Chanukkah.
|🔯||Hexagram With Dot
The six-pointed star with a dot in the middle unites two triangles; connection of opposites. Multifaceted symbolism: Freemasons, union of spirit and matter, expulsion of evil spirits and demons.
The Chanukkia is a nine-armed candlestick and is lit only at the Jewish Chanukka festival. Each candle stands for one day of the eight-day festival. With the ninth candle the others are ignited, respectively.
Yin and yang emoji expresses the shared identity of actually opposing things such as body and mind. Stands for balance and stability.
Through the additional bar, the Russian-Orthodox symbol is an extension of the cross known from Christianity. With the “foot rest”, it is meant to remind us of the crucifixion of Jesus.
|🛐||Place of Worship
The kneeling person under a roof symbolizes a place of prayer. This could be a church or a mosque. The sign can be found at airports, for example.
The astronomical sign for the constellation of Ophiuchus (Latin for serpent bearer). One of the 48 constellations of the Greek ancient world and the subject of Greek myths. In some circles, is considered the unknown 13th zodiac sign.
People with the zodiac sign Pisces (20 February to 20 March) are characterized by a strong sensitivity. They are good listeners and faithfully stand by your side.
The capital letters ID in a square are the abbreviation for identification number. This number allows a direct correlation to an object, to people or an item.
The biohazard sign warns of biological substances that pose a threat to humans and the environment. Someone goes to work sick and is contagious.
|📴||Mobile Phone Off
Mobile phones should be switched off, e.g. in the cinema or in the hospital. Can also be used to signalize: I am unavailable!
The astrological symbol shows Aries. This zodiac sign is described as fierce, dynamic and spontaneous, and often is the more dominant partner in love.
The Taurus (21 April to 20 May) is persevering and has a good taste for beautiful things. You should not tell a Taurus what to do. People in this zodiac sign like to do things in their own rhythm.
The zodiac sign Gemini lies between 21 May and 21 June. The urge for variety and movement is typical for Gemini. They are driven by an extraordinary curiosity.
The zodiac sign Cancer from the zodiac calendar. Those born under the zodiac of Cancer are described as gentle, helpful and modest.
I'm a lion! The zodiac sign Leo lies between 23 July and 23 August. A Leo is self-assured, kind, and generous.
Symbol of the astrological star sign Virgo. A Virgo knows what she wants and how to achieve it.
The zodiac sign Libra. Libra is regarded as being in need of harmony, balanced, and diplomatic. You can score points with a Libra by showing polite manners and etiquette.
The Scorpius is the eighth sign of the zodiac and lies between 24 October and 22 November. People with this star sign want to scrutinize and explore everything. They are fastidious and prefer honesty.
In astrology, the arrow symbol with a horizontal line stands for the zodiac sign Sagittarius. These people are independent, generous and optimistic.
As the tenth zodiac sign, the Capricorn lies in the period between 22 December and 20 January. People in this star sign only believe what they can see. Therefore you should not fool a Capricorn!
The symbol of the star sign Aquarius. People born between the 21st of January and the 19th of February are inventive contemporaries, open to new ideas and they love the variety.
White flower with Japanese inscription “Very well done”. Used in schools in Japan as a stamp for very good achievements.
|🀄||Mahjong Game Stone “Red Dragon”
A symbol (the red dragon) from the Japanese Mahjong game. The player wins the game who first has all the stones with figures and a pair. The red dragon is one of these figures.
That's OK for me! Emoji is pronounced “ka” in Japanese and “ke” in Chinese. Roughly means: possible, appropriate, or permissible.
Emoji shows a smartphone, which is muted and merely vibrates. This could be the request not to disturb, or a demand to respond.
|🈶||Subject To Fees
This is not free! Emoji shows a Japanese and Chinese phrase. Means “toll”, “charge”, or “property”.
Emoji is known as the symbol for the free broadcasting service in Japan. Stands for an offer without liability to charges. Can also mean “I don't own anything”. Opposite emoji: [ “Subject To Fees” 🈶]
We are open! Japanese symbol shows that a business is operable and open, or a service is offered.
Emoji is used in Japan for the identification marking of requests and forms. In the Chinese zodiac, it can also refer to the monkey.
The Chinese (yue) and Japanese (tsuki) meaning of this sign is “monthly” or “moon”. For instance, people are reminded of a monthly due amount with it.
The eight-pointed star is usually utilized as a decorative element. It is meant to express joy, breeziness, and exuberance.
The VS (versus) symbol is mostly used to compare two things or circumstances. For example, hamburger vs. pizza, Klitschko vs. Tyson. Can also mean “Objection!”
You can grab a bargain here! In Japan, the symbol indicates special offers and discounts.
Keep this for you! In Japan and China, the symbol is used to point to a secret.
I wish you luck! Sign for best wishes and blessings. Also used on national holidays.
This is an agreement! This Japanese emoji can stand for a union, such as in a partnership. It can also hint at a meeting. The symbol is also used when an exam or a test has been passed.
A Japanese character in white with a red background. It stands for full absorption capability and capacity. The sign is used, for instance, for “filling up the car tank” or for displaying hotel rooms. Opposite emoji: [ free & unoccupied 🈳]
The Japanese symbol for “sale”. In the event of discount campaigns, it is hanged in front of the shop door, so that the customer can spot the opportunity.
Caution, prohibited! This Japanese symbol indicates a prohibition or restriction. A certain action or behavior is not desired.
“This is not allowed!” or “Don't do this!” This large red cross is usually utilized when something is undesired. Can also be a sign of multiplication or kissing.
A flagpole with self-tinkered Japanese wind cones in carp shape (Koi-Nobori). At the children's festival two large carps are suspended for the parents and small ones for the children.
So far and no further! Symbol for “no admittance”, “keep out”, or “no entry”. Is also used if your chat partner is angry.
Name badge emoji is used for identification, e.g., at work. The tulip-shaped design is typical of Japanese kindergartens.
So far and no further! The admittance to buildings or rooms is prohibited. Similar to a prohibition sign, e.g. no smoking.
Comic and Manga symbol (often with the words “Bam“) indicates where a punch landed. The chat partner is very angry. Emoticon is a warning sign: Beware, you have gone too far.
A hot thermal spring with rising steam. Symbol on Japanese cards. I want to relax with you, or let's go swimming!
|❓||Question Mark Ornament
I beg your pardon? A bright-red question mark, which underlines the high importance of the question asked. Chat partner expects an immediate response.
|❔||White Question Mark
A question must be answered! The more question marks, the more urgent. However, the white question mark is less punchy than the red question mark.
Thick (red) symbol for an exclamation mark. Is used to express a concern or to yell a desire for something.
|❕||White Exclamation Mark
The white exclamation mark shall draw attention to something. Due to the light color, it is less dramatic than the red exclamation mark.
|‼||Double Exclamation Mark
The signal color red and the double number of exclamation marks clarify the meaning of a statement. May also emphasize the urgency. You attach particular importance to what has been said or you are shocked by a message.
|💯||Hundred Points Symbol
Number 100 in red, double underlined. Can mean: I'm proud, everything is perfect. I agree 100% with it. I got full score in the exam.
The trident is used for attack, defense or as a hunting weapon. Often seen in the hands of statues of gods. Can be a warning sign.
Stylized blossom of the iris, usually in the colors gold or yellow, is considered chivalrous. Symbol from the French coat of arms art (heraldry). The decorative symbol can be found in many logos or in the emblem of the world organization of the scout movement.
|〽||Part Alternation Mark
The curved M is a Japanese punctuation mark that indicates the singer's start in a song. Also used as a symbol for McDonald's.
Take this as a warning! The black exclamation mark in the yellow triangle is a universal warning symbol. Is symbolic for potential danger or someone is entering dangerous grounds.
Sign for motorists to drive with particular care and to watch out for children who might suddenly run onto the road. Near schools or on the way to school.
Green recycling symbol consisting of three counterclockwise arrows. Indicates that something can be reused. Can often be found on packages.
In Chinese, this symbol is pronounced “zhi“ and in Japanese “yubi“. Stands for a finger or a toe, which is pointing at a certain place or in a direction.
|🌐||Globe With Meridians
The planet earth with latitude and longitude (meridian). Symbol for internationalization, such as global movements or the worldwide web. On iOS devices, icon for changing the keyboard language.
|💠||Diamond Shape With a Dot Inside
Represents the Japanese term Kawaii. Translated, it means lovable, sweet, cute, adorable. A lifestyle that puts the childish and cute side in the foreground. Resembles a flower in its shape.
Symbol for a cyclone (violent hurricane in the tropics). Might mean: Beware, you are in for something. The spiral shape can also be used in a decorative way. In its original meaning the symbol for dizziness (I feel dizzy).
I’m going to the toilet! The abbreviation comes from the English water closet. In German, you say loo or “quiet place”. In some countries, this symbol points to the toilet in public buildings.
There is something still available here. Japanese emoji for vacancy or availability. Among other things, it is used to indicate free parking spaces and hotel rooms.
|🈂||Free Of Charge
Emoji indicates a free offer, mostly in connection with a service. In Japan, it calls attention to e.g. a free meal or drink.
Sign pointing to luggage lockers where luggage can be safely stored for a fee. Can be found, for example, at airports or at bus stations in Japan.
The female stick figure often points to the ladies' room. It is still a popular mystery why women go to the bathroom together. Can generally be used as a symbol for the female gender.
The symbol indicates a suitable room with baby changing table to change the baby’s diapers. Refers to newborns or as an indication of pregnancy.
Want to watch a movie? Film projector or cinema screen with curtains. Emoji represents the cinema.
Emoji shows a Japanese post office, a music note, the ampersand, and a percent sign. Icon for switching from the alphabetic to the numeric keyboard or to the keyboard with symbols or special characters.
This is not OK! NG stands for “No Good” and is used as the colloquial antonym of “OK” in Japan. Chat partner wants to save you from a mistake or warn you about something.
Keyboard key with rounded corners and the number 0 in the middle. The freezing point of water. Someone gets from naught to sixty!
Square with rounded corners and the number 1 in the middle. Looks like a keyboard key. Can be used to emphasize numerical data, e.g. year dates.
Square with rounded corners and the number 2 in the middle. Similar to a keyboard key. Symbol of opposites, e.g. man and woman or yin and yang.
Keyboard key with rounded corners and the number 4 in the middle. Four cardinal directions, four seasons. Stands for luck in the western world (shamrock) and is an unlucky number in Asia.
Keyboard key with the number 7 in the middle. Number of days of a week. Often occurs in fairy tales, e.g. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Valiant Little Tailor slays seven (flies) in one go.
|⃣||Keycap Number Sign
Can I mark you? Emoji represents the hash key on a keyboard. Known as the hashtag, it is used to communicate within social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Is also used e.g. for credit checks with the mobile phone.
Geometric sign with a downward pointing triangle. Can be used for navigation (down) or give more emphasis to a communication.
Next please! An arrow pointing to the right may refer to the next person in a group or an object. Can also indicate the direction to the chat partner.
To the west. This arrow is used to indicate a direction. Someone is asked to look left. Often this also refers to a previously made statement.
The arrow indicates the direction: symbolically or literally. “Things are looking up again!“ Or “I already told you in my previous message.“
|🔄||Anticlockwise Open Circle Arrows
Counterclockwise rotating arrows. Can be found on the Internet to refresh the page. Can be used as a symbol for a restart or new start. Or to express that something is recurring.
Excerpt from a printed piece of music: Two eighth notes connected to a bar. Refers to a song or to listening to music, e.g. on the radio.
In Asian character sets, the wavy line has the same meaning as a hyphen in Latin-based standard languages.
The “curly loop“ originates from Japan. Looks like an astrological symbol and is also used as a secret code. Shhh, do not tell anyone!
|➿||Double Curly Loop
The double “curly loop“ is known as a symbol for a toll-free number in Japan. Looks like the symbol of a cassette recorder or answering machine.
|✖||Heavy Multiplication X
I cannot agree with that! Emoji can be used to characterize a false statement. Is often used as a symbol for the word “against” in sport.
|🔚||END With Left Arrow Above
The relationship is over or “The offer ends soon!“ The left-pointing arrow with the word “END“ may also ask you to go to the end of a song, a movie, etc. It can also express an emotional state, such as “I'm at the end of my tether!“
|🔙||BACK With Left Arrow
A left-pointing arrow with the word “BACK“ underneath. Can be used literally or metaphorically. “Turn around and take the other way“. Start over or return to something.
That's TOP! Emoji literally and symbolically points upwards. Often thought of as an invitation to deal with the above again.
I'll be right there! A sign with the word “soon” and an arrow. Something will be accomplished soon, or as soon as possible.
Consider this matter ticked off! A task has been successfully completed or all preparations have been made. Everything is fine and working perfectly.
Hey, listen to the new hit! The radio button is usually applied when talking about music. Is one of the least used symbols.
Can stand for an engagement, because the white circle’s round shape resembles a ring. Symbol for asexual or genderless (gender).
Picture of a perfect black circle. The geometric shape can stand for a blackout or a total eclipse. The color black usually expresses negative feelings or aversions.
|🔴||Large Red Circle
The red circle is usually applied to highlight a text message. Has no negative or positive connotation. Also used as a symbol for kickball (resembling baseball).
|🔹||Small Blue Diamond
The diamond stands for invincibility and purity. Blue diamonds are very rare and the best known is the Hope Diamond. It is allegedly cursed and brings misfortune to its owner.
|🔳||White Square Key
The black square with the white border represents a push-button. Can also be used as a geometric shape or as a decoration.
|◼||Black Medium Square
I do not feel well today! The meaning of this square depends on the context. For example, is also used in connection with black outfits.
|Eye in Speech Bubble
The eye in the speech bubble represents the anti-bullying campaign “I Am A Witness”, which agitates against online abuse.
Emoticon with dollar and yen currency symbols with arrows. Sometimes with euro and British pound. Stands for money exchange between two currencies.
Circle with a T and M in the middle. Writing “trademark” after a brand name comes from the US. Use cannot be made without explicit permission. Is often jokingly used in a chat with a fictitious name, e.g. tomatosauceleavesbeautifulspots™ ️shirt.
Circle with a C in the middle. The C stands for copyright. The creator’s rights of a work are protected by law. Only he or she can decide on publication, distribution or duplication.
Circle with an R in the middle. The R stands for registered. The labeling may only be used for registered trademarks. Trademark law thus protects goods or services from imitators.
In comics, the thought bubble indicates that the character is thinking. Can point to an inner dialogue, a procedure must be considered or a decision yet to be made. Represents daydreaming ...
We need to talk about it! Speech bubble smiley with three dots. Can also mean: Just a second, I'm in a conversation at the moment.
I still have an ace up my sleeve! Is mostly used in conjunction with poker and card games. In bridge, the spade is the most valuable symbol, in skat the second most valuable.
|♥||Hearts Playing Card
One of the four colors in the card game. Generally, the heart represents feelings and love relationships. Opportunities should be seized and risks taken.
|🃏||Joker Playing Card
I still have a joker up my sleeve! The Joker occurs in various games and can replace any card. Usually a court jester is pictured, hiding his face behind a mask.
|🎴||Japanese Flower Card
Japanese playing cards (Hanafuda) with floral motifs. For each month there are different cards with different values, a total of 48 cards. The full moon card is assigned to the month of August.
|🔞||No One Under Eighteen
A warning sign with the crossed number 18. Caution! Only adults are welcome here!
Smoking is not allowed here or I quit smoking! In places with this sign you must not reach for a cigarette. Among other reasons, non-smoking-rules serve to protect against health impairments of present people.