The massification and popularity acquired by WhatsApp 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 yellow-faced emoji that has a small, closed, flat or frowning mouth, with the large white eyes up. As with the gesture of a glance, it usually conveys mild disdain, disapproval, frustration, or boredom. The tone varies, it could also be interpreted as playful, cheeky, resentful and sarcastic, as if he were answering “Yes, whatever”.
Users could also use it for when a person or conversation is boring or annoying, they simply do not intend to continue participating in the conversation.