emoji ⏯ play or pause button svg

” meaning: play or pause button, play-pause Emoji

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  • 9.1+

    iOS Minimum display requirements

  • 6.0.1+

    Android Minimum display requirements

  • 8.0+

    Windows Minimum display requirements

Meaning and Description

Meet the Play or Pause Button ‘’, the two-in-one emoji for media control! This icon combines the play and pause symbols into one handy button, making this emoji a powerful symbol of control and moderation.

The emoji is a symbol for controlling media playback, designed as a right-pointing triangle with two vertical bars to its right. Whether you want to start that funky playlist or pause that hilarious cat video🐱, this emoji has got your back. It's like a tiny remote for all your entertainment needs!

On social media, the emoji takes on a variety of meanings. It's often used to signify control or balance. You might see it in a post about someone taking a break from their busy schedule, symbolizing the need for pause and relaxation. Or perhaps in a tweet about a new song release🎵, representing the action of pressing play to start listening🎧.
💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol is play or pause button, it is related to arrow, pause, play, right, triangle, it can be found in emoji category: "🛑 Symbols" - "⏏️ Audio & Video Symbol".

🔸 (23EF) There is no Emoji version of this Unicode character, which means that on most mobile phones or computer systems, the character can only be displayed in black and white character style, but in a few good compatibility platforms, it can still display color picture style. The Unicode organization does not yet recommend its use as a universal emoji symbol.

(23EF) - unqualified Emoji, See also: ⏯️ (23EF FE0F) - fully-qualified Emoji.

The current is a basic Emoji without variant symbols, and there are two Emoji variation sequences corresponding to it: ⏯️ (emoji style, displaying colorful symbols on most new platforms) and ⏯︎ (text style, displaying black and white symbols on some old platforms).

Examples and Usage

🔸 Now the baby 👶 is asleep, can you pause your TV show 📺?
🔸 And if life breaks for you the way it would not break for me.
🔸 (23EF) + emoji style (FE0F) = ⏯️ (23EF FE0F)
🔸 (23EF) + text style (FE0E) = ⏯︎ (23EF FE0E)

Basic Information

Shortname: play or pause button
Known as: Play-Pause
Codepoint: U+23EF Copy
Decimal: ALT+9199
Unicode Version: 6.0 (2010-10-11)
Emoji Version: None
Categories: 🛑 Symbols
Sub Categories: ⏏️ Audio & Video Symbol
Keywords: arrow | pause | play | play or pause button | right | triangle
Proposal: L2/09‑114

👨‍💻Unicode Information (Advanced Usage)

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