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πŸ“ Memo emoji

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What does πŸ“ Memo emoji mean?

The Memo emoji πŸ“ shows a memo and a pencil. It is an incredibly versatile emoji that is commonly used to refer to memos, exams, written tests, quotes, notes, records, reminders, term papers, and many other written documents. The emoji is also used each year on May 21, National Memo Day, in case you didn’t get the memo.

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Where does πŸ“ Memo emoji come from?

The Memo emoji πŸ“ represents a memo, short forΒ memorandum, “a short note designating something to be remembered” or “an informal business message” (remember those?).

The emoji was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji depicts a piece of paper with writing on it and a yellow pencil. The pencil is slanted with the eraser pointing toward the right at an angle. The WhatsApp and Facebook versions of the emoji actually depict a memo, colored pink and purple, respectively. The Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and Twitter versions depict a piece of paper with illegible writing. The Apple version of the emoji features a piece of paper with quotes from Apple’s β€œHere’s to the Crazy Ones” advertising campaign.

   

Note to self: Never eat Nerds late at nightπŸ˜ΆπŸ“
@loranechandra, April 20, 2021
Writing tonight's set list... Tell me what to play, Philly. πŸ“
@JohnMayer, August 18, 2017

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Who uses πŸ“ Memo emoji?

The Memo emoji πŸ“ is a common emoji that can be used in many different situations. It can be used to reference any instance where a person would write something down.

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