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WhatsApp: What does the superhero emoji mean?

Do you like superheroes? If your answer is yes, surely you have used the WhatsApp superhero emoji at least once, today we have to talk about this emoticon.

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 who uses them. This is the case of the superhero emoji.

The arrival of emojis to the digital world has 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 conditions, numbers, and symbols.

The superhero emoji has two variations on WhatsApp, both male and female. The user also has different skin tones to choose the superhero that most resembles him. This emoticon has a mask as if hiding his identity and also has a cape that seems to indicate as if this character is flying.

You can use this emoji accompanied by a World, which would mean that you want to save the world from an alien invasion or something simpler, for example that you are doing ecological activities to save the world. Similarly, users can qualify themselves as good people by putting the superhero emoji, which is what would distinguish you from the supervillain emoticon, which would be a bad person.

This emoticon was approved as part of Unicode 11.0 in 2018 adding to Emoji 11.0 in 2018.

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

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