Where does come from?
The confused face emoji was approved in 2012 under Unicode 6.1 alongside other concerned emoji including hushed face 😯, worried face 😟, and frowning face with open mouth 😦.
Across platforms, the emoji is fairly uniform with simple dot eyes and a side-frown. Google uses furrowed eyebrows, though, to accentuate the sense of bewilderment and Facebook suggests a cheek scrunched in displeasure, as the screenshot from Emojipedia shows below.
Who uses ?
The emotional palette of the confused face emoji has many colors. It can display genuine uncertainty ...
Idk if I want a lip tat or my tongue pierced 😕
— Frankie (@franchvanilllla) December 29, 2016
... or ironic incredulity.
This dude Danny just asked why carrots don't taste like reese's cups...😕
— Official_DeCosta (@DeCostaBaptiste) December 29, 2016
It can express genuine frustration ...
Plans didn't turn out like I wanted😕
— dlew. (@Dmoney_lew3) December 29, 2016
It's hard to be upset w people when you already psychoanalyzed them & know the meaning behind their actions 😕
— - (@brown_mamajama) December 29, 2016
... and that aching, nagging, hollow feeling in your gut when you're sad.
I miss @chamillionaire.. 😕
— Omar Y (@Gordz15OhKC) December 29, 2016
Boredom and perlexity are in the repertoire of the confused face emoji, too.
Just listened to 2 security guards debate for 5 minutes about whether to ID me or not in the mall😕
— KellyRose (@KellyRoseYaeger) December 29, 2016
So is a touch of self-pity, especially with a very Eeyore sort of sigh.
I must be boring. I lost 2000 followers. 😕
— Papanomaly (@Papanomalyxd) June 13, 2018
When you don't have plans for New Years 😕
@thelizfranco, December, 2016
The past couple days have felt odd.. idk why 😕
@ErinFoulner, December, 2016
When I get bored I go online and buy shit... rip to my bank account 😕😕
@Maddawwg2020, December, 2017