WhatsApp: What does the yawning face emoji mean?

On many occasions we do some activities that make us sleepy, which could be perfectly represented by the yawning face emoji on WhatsApp.

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.

Currently, it is very common to replace words or phrases with an emoji that expresses exactly what you want to say. WhatsApp has made its catalog of emojis available to everyone, which makes their real meaning clear, be it happiness, sadness, dream, anger, disappointment, among others, but there are some more whose interpretation is subject to different cultural contexts depending on the environment of the person using them.

Today we will talk about the yawning face emoji, which we can see with an open mouth, closed eyes and a hand over its mouth, representing a yawn. This emoticon can be used to expose your boredom with a certain thing or simply that the person you are talking to understands that the topic of conversation is boring you. With a little creativity it can also be used to say that you are hungry. If you combine it with a hamburger emoji, it implies that it will push that food into its mouth.

It received the name “Yawning Face” being approved as part of Unicode 12.0 in 2019 and was added to Emoji 12.0 in 2019.

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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