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.
The Man Shrugging emoji is a sequence of the Shrug and Male Sign emojis. These are blended using a zero width combination between each character and displayed as a single emoji on supported platforms. Man Shrugging was added to Emoji 4.0 in 2016.
The emoticon can express phrases like “I don’t know how to help you” or “That’s life.” Shrugging indicates that you have no idea about something, or that you just don’t care.
WhatsApp: What does the running man emoji mean?
Some users use this emoticon generally when they are late for an appointment. When your friend asks you “Where are you?” and you are aware that you are already 10 minutes late, you reply “I’m arriving” plus the running man emoji, the other person will understand that you are in a hurry.
Also, several users use it when they are talking with an intimate person and are in full gossip, they jokingly comment that they want to go to the bathroom and that they do not take long to return to continue the conversation. They can even use it to refer that they can no longer hold on to go to the bathroom.