Where does come from?
The alarm clock emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Most versions show a pretty old-school alarm clock, analog and everything. This was pre-phone alarm y’all.
Who uses ?
Much like the stopwatch emoji, the alarm clock emoji is used in a number of ways to refer to time, clocks, watches, waiting, and even, apparently, publications with the word times in their title.
— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) October 29, 2018
Stormzy on the cover of the Sunday times ⏰ pic.twitter.com/n9Mwq9xtrl
— 9bills.co.uk (@9bills) October 29, 2018
NEW HOURS @ BIG DIPPER!! ⏰
COME ON IN!! 🗣
— The Big Dipper (@TheBigDipperCA) October 29, 2018
EXTRA HOUR OF SLEEP ⏰ !! Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, November 4th. So, don’t forget to turn your clocks back. pic.twitter.com/AA0syKc9b3
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) October 29, 2018
It’s used in meaningful posts about our time on this orb …
… and in posts about very important things like … coffee time!