White Heart Emoji

Emojis express. Emojis show, not tell. Express your love with a white heart emoji!


What is the white heart emoji?

The white heart emoji is bascially a heart symbol with a hollow center. It goes by many different names: white heart emoji (the name we prefer), hollow heart emoji, clear heart emoji, heart outline emoji and open heart emoji. Some people also use the term emoticon or symbol in place of emoji. The official Unicode name for the white heart emoji is white heart suit. That's because this "emoji" is not really an emoji - it was actually a symbol intended to refer to the heart in a standard deck of playing cards. Nevertheless, many people today use it as an emoji.

Where can I use the white heart emoji?

Almost anywhere that supports Unicode, which is almost anywhere! More specifically, white heart emoji (symbol) should work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, GroupMe, WeChat, KakaoTalk, Skype, iChat, text messages, e-mails, Google Docs, Microsoft Office applications, and even your own website! The white heart emoji is essentially text, defined in the character set known as Unicode. Most popular platforms and systems today support Unicode, which is why the white heart emoji can be used in most situations.

When should I use the white heart emoji instead of the regular heart emoji?

You should use the white heart emoji whenever you want to! Seriously though, both the white heart emoji and the regular heart emoji are used to show love. There's no real clearly defined difference in meaning; most people just use the white heart emoji as a stylistically different version of the classic heart emoji. So use whichever symbol you prefer.

Why does the white heart emoji look different on different platforms?

Good question! The white heart emoji is part of a specification known as Unicode, which basically defines the character set that is considered text (there are other text character sets too, and a document such as a webpage can define which character set it would like to us). So the white heart emoji, or in Unicode parlance the white heart suite (see here), is essentialy a normal text character, just like an "a", or a "b", or the "@" symbol. Just like text can look different depending on the font being used, the white heart emoji can look different based on the platform.

How do I include the white heart emoji in HTML?

There's two ways: ♡ or ♡ Both HTML codes will result in an indentical white heart emoji - the first one uses the decimal notation of the Unicode code point for the white heart symbol, and the second one uses the hexadecimal notation (prefaced by an x to connote hexadecimal).

What is the Unicode code point for the white heart emoji?

Woah there, that's a pretty technical question. The Unicode code point is U+2661 in hexadecimal, which is the conventional way that Unicode code points are displayed. The Unicode name is white heart suit and it's part of the Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode block.

I love the white heart emoji. What should I do?

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WhiteHeartEmoji.com is a website dedicated to... drum roll please.... the white heart emoji! Remember that saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words"? Well, the white heart emoticon might not mean a thousand words, but it at least means three - "I love you." The white heart symbol is cute, its kawaii, and you should probably use it more often. ♡