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WhatsApp: What does the Mate emoji mean?

Do you know the meaning of the WhatsApp matte emoji? Here we tell you its meaning and when you can use it

The massification 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 using them. This is the case of the WhatsApp mate 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.

Today we will talk about an emoji that is in the Food category on WhatsApp, it is nothing more and nothing less than mate, it is the infused drink rich in traditional caffeine from South America. It is prepared by soaking the yerba mate leaves in hot water, which is then served in a pumpkin and sipped through a metal straw.

When to use the mate emoji?

You can use this emoticon when you crave a caffeinated drink. Since many people do not know what Mate is, this emoji can be applied when talking about drinks in general. You can combine this emoji with a hot drink emoticon when you want to have a coffee. Similarly, you can combine it with another drink emoji, such as the glass of milk emoji.

Mate was approved as part of Unicode 12.0 in 2019 under the name “Mate Drink” and was added to Emoji 12.0 in 2019.

Mate Emoji types Different designs of the Mate emoji according to the platform

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

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