♥️ - heart suit emoji

or black heart suit emoji or heart suit emoji

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What does ♥️ mean?

The black heart suit emoji is intended to refer to the heart suit in a deck of cards. While occasionally noting card games or gambling, most people use it for love and affection as it looks like the red heart ❤ emoji.

Why we need so many heart emoji is still unclear.

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Examples of ♥️ - heart suit emoji

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Examples of ♥️ - heart suit emoji
$20 for blackjack from Gramps 😍💰♠♣♥♦ #Vegas #gambling #twentyone
@anthem_girl55, July, 2015

🎉🎉🎉Omgoodness...sweet baby!! 🎉🐶🎂Happy Birthday BooBear !!! ♥😙🐶

@LuluAndMom, December, 2017

Lazy saturday ☺ and a poker game this evening ♠♥♣♦ Wish me a good luck 💋 #poker #gambling #bet #playing #game

@RenaThorneModel, January, 2017
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Where does ♥️ - heart suit emoji come from?

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Originating in 1993 under Unicode 1.1, the black heart suit emoji emerged alongside other card suit emoji, such as the black diamond suit ♦️ and black club suit ♣️. It represents the heart suit in a deck of cards but it got its name because, back in the early days of Unicode, heart symbols were either solid black or just a black outline, white or blank inside.

Speaking of its name, black heart suit emoji sounds a lot like black heart emoji 🖤 but it’s not. That emoji is, in fact, the color black, its sense ranging from sadness to evil to comedy to affection, even.

Another emoji that black heart suit emoji resembles is the red heart ❤, which officially goes by the name of heavy black heart in the Unicode Standard since 1993—also because it was solid black, not just a black outline, empty inside.

Confused yet?

So, while its name might have us thinking the heart is black, the black heart suit emoji is red on most platforms and with subtle distinctions from the red heart ❤ emoji. Apple’s black heart suit emoji appears brighter and glossier than its red heart ❤ while Twitter’s overall shape is thinner, for instance, as the screenshot from Emojipedia shows below. Very clear, guys.

The only platform where the emoji is black is on Mozilla. HTC and emojidex, helpfully, have a rectangle around its heart that suggests its a playing card.

Who uses ♥️ - heart suit emoji ?

The black heart suit emoji and red heart ❤ emoji look so similar in appearance that they are often both used to show love, affection, happiness, and the genuinely warm and fuzzy feelings associated with pleasure and joy.

But true to its name, the emoji is sometimes actually used in reference to card-playing and gambling in general. It usually appears alongside the other card suits so its meaning is clear.

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