Where does come from?
The yellow heart emoji 💛, along with the other rainbow of heart emoji, was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. Across platforms, its yellow shines with a golden hue.
The color yellow can symbolize happiness, positivity, and hope (think sunshine), which helps explain why this emoji, while still used for love, may skew toward feelings of friendship and joy as opposed to the romantic passion of a classic red heart.
The social app Snapchat recognized the symbolism of the color yellow in 2015 when it introduced the yellow heart emoji 💛 to represent two users who are “#1 Best Friends”—the person who you send the most messages (snaps) to and receive the most snaps from.
Who uses ?
Because it’s a heart, yellow heart emoji 💛 gets widely used for love and affection.
— esther ❄️💛 (@donutess) November 14, 2018
But because it’s yellow, it is particularly useful to show those feelings among friends or family or other relationships where a red heart emoji may seem a bit much.
Me & i friend will never stop being friends that bitch know TOO MUCH 💛🤞🏾
— Phattt❤️✨ (@adoreyanns) October 30, 2018
It is also a go-to for expressing the hopeful and the happy …
Thank you ,you made my day 💛💛 pic.twitter.com/xyESMR1sqC
— Najat💛. (@Najat_121) November 14, 2018
… perhaps even when basking in sunshine.
What a beautiful day 💛 pic.twitter.com/yBrjfmtBYs
— Khotatso Rampa💛 (@KhotatsoHope) October 26, 2018
People also take to the yellow heart emoji 💛 for all things yellow, from yellow makeup to team colors.
I’m in LOVE with this look 💛 Kylie Jenner inspired pic.twitter.com/jiZNz97O5K
— Makeup Lovers (@makeuplovers_99) November 9, 2018