Where does come from?
The cross mark emoji was approved in 2010 under Unicode 6.0. Put simply, the emoji is a big red X, drawing on associations of the color red with warnings (stop signs, no-smoking signs) and corrections (errors, red pens).
The appearance of the cross mark emoji across platforms is mostly uniform, though there are some slight variations. Apple features heavy rectangular lines—like when you get a question wrong on a computer-based tests. Messenger displays a more human touch—like when you get a question wrong on an in-class quiz.
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The emoji looks similar to—and sometimes gets used like—the heavy multiplication X emoji, ✖️. Most platforms color the multiplication symbol grayish black, but be aware that Google's design is reddish orange, making it closely resemble ❌.
Who uses ?
In texts and online, many use the cross mark emoji when voicing a negative opinion or experience.
FINALLY FINISHED THIS THING!!!!!!! I really like how it came out omg!! My prompt was to tell a story based off of a nightmare or a dream! This is a nightmare from when I was younger - a wolf was chasing me in the woods with a wave of rats behind it! 🐺🐀❌ pic.twitter.com/S5d9FiRCKa
— 🌃👑 King 👑🌃 (@ShadowedCipher) May 11, 2018
This can include feelings about people ...
just stop already , you’re making yourself look stuuuupid ❌ ..
— cam (@cameronmanzano) May 11, 2018
... like ex-boyfriends.
when your ex write and say are you still in a relationship 🤦? mmm , why🤔🤔 . my answer still NO ❗❗you are an ❌ for a reason 🤣🤣🤣 .
— qveen. k 🖤 (@Sofabb_K) May 14, 2018
The cross mark emoji can also convey a sense of failure, imitating something crossed out in red pen.
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✅ ‘italian bread. pane italiano. italian bread - italian bread’
— jesslyn | 91 (@thewickedtour) May 11, 2018
The cross mark emoji can also convey something is "cancelled," often used playfully.
— MISSPAP (@misspapcouk) May 11, 2018
The emoji sees some more specific uses, calling up "strike" in baseball or "sold out" in sales.
3 strikes... You’re out⚾️❌❌❌ pic.twitter.com/lVdrxO5vDw
— lil faith✨ (@ftarver23) May 12, 2018
And, the cross mark emoji sees use in sexually explicitly content ... XXX.
I’ve done watched every Porn ❌❌❌ 🐒 atleast twice 😂😂🚫🧢
— IAN ANTHONY (@omellyjones) May 5, 2018
Much less risqué, the cross mark emoji can stand for a loved one's hugs and kisses, xoxo.
Finally, sometimes people use the cross mark emoji to stand for letter X, especially in the expression X marks the spot.
woke up✅ / girlfriend ❌ / damn.. alright back to sleep
@yungbuttsex, December, 2017
Puffa coats with belts around the middle actually made me vom❌
@ellwhiteaway, December, 2016
Running into b Chenz at the airport before he goes and changes his life made my day. Good luck buddy see you when you come back nice and healthy ⭕❌⭕❌
@ReBeCcARoSeD, December, 2017