Emoji dictionary

❤️ Red Heart emoji

[red hahrt ih-moh-jee]

What does Red Heart emoji ❤️ mean?

The red heart emoji is used in warm emotional contexts. It can be used to express gratitude, love, happiness, hope, or even flirtatiousness.

Related words

🖤 Black Heart emoji, 💖 Sparkling Heart emoji, 😍 Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes emoji, 💔 Broken Heart emoji, 💓 Beating Heart emoji

Examples of ❤️ Red Heart emoji

BEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE...drove through chikfila and was ready to pay for my food and they said it was on them !!! ❤️
@carlygracebodge, January, 2016
I love my mother more than life itself and that's a fact❤️
@iamarimishell, April, 2017
❤️Juan unfortunately left us physically but not mentally❤️
Ivana Guadalupe Garcia, “Pray For Juan ❤️,” YouCaring (November 7, 2016)

Who uses ❤️ Red Heart emoji?

A common usage of the red heart emoji is to convey affection or love. A famous example of this is the ubiquitous “I love New York” slogan, which has been adapted to the emoji form “I ❤️ NY.” In this slogan, the heart is a stand-in for the word love. If a text says “I ❤️ u,” it can be read as either “I love you” or “I heart you.”

In another sense, the red heart emoji expresses gratitude or thanks. It can also be used as a device for flirting; this usage sometimes appears online in conjunction with pornographic images. Finally, it can be used to express being overjoyed at one’s circumstances, which may overlap with gratitude. The number of hearts can vary too. More hearts can be used for emphasis.

While many users of the red heart have the emoji at the end of a sentence or opt to use the classic “I ❤️ X” format, some people choose to use it differently. It’s popular to frame a statement visually by putting a heart at both the beginning and end of it. This communicates that a phrase is meant to be read with an uplifting, loving tone. It might also evoke a feeling of hopefulness in the face of hard times. As such, it has made an appearance on crowdfunding webpages geared at raising money for medical procedures or funerals.

Other people use these hearts to highlight either an achievement, something they are especially happy about, or a relationship or relationship status on their social media profile. It can emphasize anything that a person loves or is happy about.

On Snapchat, this emoji signifies that you have been #1 BFs with a contact for two continuous weeks.

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