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😎 Face With Sunglasses emoji

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What does 😎 Face With Sunglasses emoji mean?

Alright, alright, alright 😎! The smiling face with sunglasses emoji is used to convey someone or something is cool, chill, easy-going, or carefree, sometimes with a bit of a snarky tone. It's also used to express appreciation or approval and to stand in for the sentiments of OK or awesome.

Or, it can literally means it's a sunny or warm day out ... sunny enough for shades.

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Where does 😎 Face With Sunglasses emoji come from?

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The smiling face with sunglasses emoji was one of the originals, approved under Unicode 6.0 back in 2010. According to Emoji Trackersmiling face with sunglasses emoji was the 26th most popular emoji on Twitter in June 2018, wedged right between 👀 eyes emoji  and 💔 broken heart emoji. (That’s cold, 😎. Cold.)

Across platforms, the design of smiling face with sunglasses emoji is fairly uniform, depicting a yellow face with a satisfied smile and black sunglasses. The shape of its cheaters vary from vendor to vendor, though most use the classic look of a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers.

Since 2015 on the messaging app Snapchat, smiling face with sunglasses emoji displays next to a contact a user shares best friends with. Cool kids.

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Examples of 😎 Face With Sunglasses emoji

#IfIWereATVStar I'd be quitting my day job 😎
@WonderKat365, June, 2018
I don’t really care what anyone has to say about @RonnieRadke the dude is a fucking musical genius. He and his band keep putting out banger after banger and #losingmylife is no exception. Keep doing what you do man! My world is better with your music in it 😎
@JoshWeisner, June, 2018
Brady’s cameo was short, but his appearance did spur on a few questions about their relationship. It turns out he doesn’t like to be barefoot, she taught him to recycle, he taught her how to say ‘no’ and she believes he can be best summarized by “cool and collected” sunglasses emoji.
Tanya Ray Fox, Patriots Wire, June, 2018
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Who uses 😎 Face With Sunglasses emoji?

Playing off the long association between sunglasses and hipness, the smiling face with sunglasses is the emoji embodiment of cool.

The emoji can convey satisfaction, whether one is kickin’ back and relaxin’ or impressed with someone’s performance.

It can convey swag, whether in attitude, appearance, or accessories.

It can express that everything is A-OK between two people or show strong approval of something. These uses love to be paired with a “this guy” finger-pointing emoji 👈 or thumbs up emoji 👍.

Superstar performers and athletes also get praised in smiling face with sunglasses emoji.

Of course, with coolness can come nonchalance, and with nonchalance can come a devil-may-care attitude, giving smiling face with sunglasses a sassier attitude.

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For all the colorful ways we use the smiling face with sunglasses emoji, don’t overlook the fact that its sunglasses are meant to be just that—a pair of actual sunglasses. So, the emoji sees wide use when people are showing off a new pair of shades or enjoying some sunshine or warm weather.

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