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🖤 - black heart emoji

or black heart emoji [blak hahrt ih-moh-jee]

What does ๐Ÿ–ค mean?

The black heart emoji is the perfect emoji for a rainy day when you are sitting inside, listening to My Chemical Romance or Dashboard Confessional, and feeling angst-y and misunderstood.

It means you are feeling emo, have a dark twisted soul, morbid sense of humor, or just love sad stuff.

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❤️ - red heart emoji, 😢 - crying face emoji , 🙄 - face with rolling eyes emoji, ๐Ÿ‘ฟย - angry face with horns emoji , 😈 - smiling face with horns emoji , 🕷️ - spider emoji , emo hair, black heart

Where does 🖤 - black heart emoji come from?


The black heart emoji was released by the Unicode Consortium in 2016 along with 72 new emoji including the drooling face and the face palm.ย  On Twitter, it is a basic heart shaded completely black, but Apple and Google present a gradient from grey to black. Facebook gives it a darker border, and Microsoft adds a little white glint.


Examples of 🖤 - black heart emoji

"It just really feels like no one is listening to me RN ๐Ÿ–ค"
Kathryn Kattalia, Bustle, June, 2016
Some people call me the devilย ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ and I like it. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค
@QueenB_tch00, September, 2018

2017 HAS BEEN UNFUCKINGREAL. I'm gunna be so emo when it ends ๐Ÿ–ค

@kelsotravs, December, 2017

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Who uses 🖤 - black heart emoji ?

According to Kimberley Richards of Romper, this emoji is โ€œfor the cold, dark, and twisted sense of humor that lives in many emoji-using people.โ€ It is a symbol of emo-pride among people who are moody and angst-ridden.

BLACK HEART EMOJI!!!!!*freaking out*Every single one of you better put that black heart emoji beside my name in your phone. โ˜๐Ÿผ

Posted by Katey Laurin Simpson on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It is often used next to post about emotional music …

It can also be used to express appreciation for things that are black, like delicious coffee …

or hot outfits โ€ฆ

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or beautiful black horses โ€ฆ

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