Where does come from?
The glasses emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Eyeglasses” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
Unlike the nerd face emoji, which depicts a face with eyeglasses, this emoji is generally used to imply a cool fashion sensibility. Just clicking through some posts with this emoji is enough to make a person want to jump on the glasses fashion trend.
Who uses ?
Often used in social-media posts relating to eyewear, the glasses emoji is also used to indicate something with a view or that can be seen with a bit of direction (for example, a museum exhibit, movie, or a beautiful lookout point).
It’s also used to indicate brain power. Though eyeglasses have become a hot fashion accessory in recent decades, they still imply bookishness or braininess to a degree. Because people without glasses don’t enjoy reading? Hmm.
Might just actually cop me a pair 👓🤪 pic.twitter.com/mht6rDjL5R
— A. (@legraa4) September 17, 2018
#HappeningNow Career Counselor Nora Diaz from @FS_Careers presents “Professionalism: The Key to Winning at Work”. Helpful for students at any stage on the path towards a career! 💼👓👔💻📑💡 pic.twitter.com/ulrtu0lHlf
— Bulldogs Tell (@BulldogsTell) September 17, 2018
Children can be human rights defenders.
Their voices deserve to be heard.
— UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) September 17, 2018
Here’s an eyewear fashion shoot that caught our … eye. We’re pretty sure these photos are untouched, totally #nofilter.