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πŸ’– - sparkling heart emoji

or sparkling heart emoji

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What doesΒ πŸ’–Β mean?

Twinkle, twinkle, little heart: The sparkling heart emoji variously shows love and affection, often with a happy, playful, or sweet tone.

While the glimmers of the sparkling heart emoji can suggest being head over heels, the emoji is also often used for feelings of peace on earth and goodwill towards all.

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Where does πŸ’– - sparkling heart emoji come from?

Along with over a dozen other heart-based emoji, theΒ sparkling heart emoji was approved in 2010 under Unicode 6.0. A 2016 analysis of emoji use from the University of Michigan found it to be a very popular emoji: 18th most popular that year.

Across platforms, the sparkling heart emoji is a red or pink heart with white or yellow sparkles, as the screenshot from Emojipedia shows below. The glints suggests the loving feeling is glistening with joy, warmth, and positivity. Awww.

Who uses πŸ’– - sparkling heart emoji ?

As with many other heart-based emoji, the emotional range of the sparkling heart emoji is extensive.

It can express romantic love ...

... familial love ...

... even feline love.

The twinkles of the sparkling heart emoji can convey someone is in love, as if "seeing stars" thanks to their celebrity crush, their hubby, or a few of their favorite things.

As the above tweets show, the sparkling heart emoji is often paired with other heart-based emoji or used in sequence for extra squishy emphasis.

The sparkles in the emoji also evoke glitter, so the emoji sees plenty of use for glittery makeup and other products.

For all its affection for friends, family, and significant others, the sparkling heart emoji also sees a fair amount of use for manly feelings.

For example

My dear bro, this looks absolutely fantastic!! Wishing you love, unprecedented success & #EidMubarak...πŸ€—πŸ’–

@AdnanSamiLive, June, 2018

Bio-glitter is made of plant cellulose vs. the typical micro-plastic. Make the switch to biodegradable and start living guilt-free when applying glitter this festival season.Β πŸ’–

@basscouture, June, 2018

I bloody LOVE seeing people show off their other half & just openely expressing how much they love them, like what is better that seeing someone obsess over someone πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’– ahah how soppy i am x

@Elliee_morris, June, 2018

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