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WhatsApp: What does the detective emoji mean?

The WhatsApp detective emoji has its meaning related to something secret or confidential, here we give you more details.

The mass and popularity acquired by emoticons has generated a new way of communicating moods, feelings, reactions and even complete sentences. However, despite having the same Unicode encoding, its interpretation is subject to different cultural contexts depending on the environment of the person who uses them. This is the case of the detective emoji.

The arrival of emojis in the digital world have made it easier for users to express their feelings in conversations on WhatsApp and other platforms. They are generally divided into six categories, including yellow faces, food, animals, weather, numbers, and symbols.

The Detective or Spy emoji is shown in a distinctive coat with a stand-up collar, a hat, and a magnifying glass in some emoji providers. This emoticon can be used especially when one is looking for something (URL or on the Internet), want to find something hidden, take a closer look or research about something (a person, event or object), or simply spy on someone for any reason. He can be seen as a snooper, dressed in a mysterious dark coat with a stand-up collar, hiding his face.

This smiley was approved as part of Unicode 7.0 in 2014 under the name “Detective or Spy” and was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

It is important to note that, despite having the same Unicode encoding, each platform can vary the design of each emoji to adapt to its operating system or interface. On many occasions this creates a great difference in the interpretation of the same symbol.

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