Where does come from?
The crying face emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. While most versions imply some mild trauma or despair, the LG version evokes a bit of “I’ll brave through this thing,” due perhaps to the lack of eyebrows, which makes the simple face appear more stoic.
Who uses ?
Clearly a favored emoji when it comes to texting or posting about bad news, the crying face emoji is also useful to convey a sense of quiet despair, disappointment, malaise, and general sadness. It’s also used in much lighter situations and doesn’t always imply true unhappiness.
However, it’s favored over the loudly crying emoji to express sincere sympathies or to empathize with someone, as that more melodramatic emoji is widely used in a sarcastic, humorous ways, and can be misinterpreted.
Hayden's 1st day of middle school 6th grade! I cant believe he's already in junior high!! I feel so old!! 😢😭 pic.twitter.com/yiciyEq6lc
— Meghan Johnson 🔨☣ (@Bower_Meghan) August 23, 2018
I'll take what I can get. Crumbs. 😢😔💜💙 pic.twitter.com/edMTmJxepB
— rosés_aré_rosié🌹🍑💙 (@chaelisayayaya) August 23, 2018
I think it’s tragic to watch an insane #IllegitimatePresident play out his psychopathies on the world stage and have a @GOP who sits idly by while our country, our way of life, our institutions, our values, our very essence as Americans dies a death of 1000 cuts. I weep. 😢
— I Resist👊 (@Athena_1984) August 23, 2018
— Sasja Beslik (@SasjaBeslik) August 23, 2018
You know that any public tribute from a 6’11” powerhouse to his mother is going to evoke a tear or two, so you might as well use it in the post.
Shedding a tear for the end of a vacation is almost always appropriate.
And of course, it’s more than fitting for the wrenching pain of heartbreak. Hey, we’ve all been there.
Then I knew you weren’t the one for me😢
— Karya (@Starr12_C) August 23, 2018