The emoji of the face asking for silence with the WhatsApp hand can be used in different situations, here we tell you what it transmits so that you know when to use it.
The various meanings that are given to emojis can generate misunderstandings on WhatsApp, hence the importance of knowing their definition, or at least the purpose for which they were designed. In this case we will see the emoji of the silent face.
The massification and popularity acquired by emoticons has generated a new way of communicating moods, feelings, reactions and even complete sentences. The risk is in the process of interpretation.
This emoticon is a yellow face with its index finger on its pursed lips, as if saying “Shh!” Or “Shush!” for the silence. On some platforms it has raised eyebrows. Apple’s design suggests that the face is leaning slightly back.
Its Unicode name is Face With Finger Covering Closed Lips. This emoji can convey silence, secrecy, and discretion. You can also create a sense of excitement and anticipation, for example an exclusive preview or news scoop.
Some users use it when they have just told a secret to a close friend, so the other person understands that for nothing in the world should they tell what they have been told. Also in fictitious fights, when one person is teasing another, this little face could be a very good fit to tell them to be quiet and leave you alone.
It is worth mentioning that this emoticon joins “Face Hugging Face”, “Thinking Face” and “Face With Hand Over Mouth” as one of the few emojis with hands.
“Shushing Face was approved as part of Unicode 10.0 in 2017 under the name ‘Face with closed lips’ and was added to Emoji 5.0 in 2017.