emoji ▶ play button svg png

” meaning: play button, right triangle Emoji

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  • 2.2+

    iOS Minimum display requirements

  • 4.3+

    Android Minimum display requirements

  • 8.0+

    Windows Minimum display requirements

Meaning and Description

The "Play Button" emoji is designed as a right-pointing triangle, a shape that's universally recognized as a play button on media players.

The emoji universally symbolizes the actions 'play' or 'start', typically in the context of multimedia. It's frequently used to signify the commencement of a video or audio file, or kick-starting any process. Whether it's about starting a favorite song, your No.1 game, or a movie, the play button emoji is an easy, digital shorthand to convey the concepts of beginning.

On social media, the emoji takes on a variety of meanings. It's often used to signify the beginning of something or moving forward. You might see it in a post about someone starting a new project, symbolizing the initiation of their journey. Or perhaps in a tweet about a new video release, representing the action of pressing play to start watching.

💡Extended reading and popular science

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

🔸 (25B6) 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.

(25B6) - unqualified Emoji, See also: ▶️ (25B6 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).
Wikipedia: Media control symbols
In digital electronics, analogue electronics and entertainment, the user interface of media may include media controls or player controls, to enact and change or adjust the process of watching film or listening to audio. These widely known symbols can be found in a multitude of software products, exemplifying what is known as dominant design. 🔗 Media control symbols
🌐: Controlli di riproduzione, 録音録画再生機器のボタン, Lijst van symbolen op audio- en videoapparatuur.

Examples and Usage

🔸 I have brought drinks 🥤 and popcorn 🍿, you should find the movie 🎬 and play it quickly!
🔸 All I have to do now is plug it in and play.

🔸 (25B6) + emoji style (FE0F) = ▶️ (25B6 FE0F)
🔸 (25B6) + text style (FE0E) = ▶︎ (25B6 FE0E)

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Popularity rating over time

Date Range: 2018-12-02 - 2023-11-26
Update Time: 2023-11-30 17:18:37 UTC
and in the last five years, the popularity of this emoji has undergone several large changes.In 2021-09, its popularity showed the biggest increase.In 2017 and 2019, the trend of its popularity converge.

Basic Information

Shortname: play button
Known as: Right Triangle
Codepoint: U+25B6 Copy
Shortcode: :arrow_forward: Copy
Decimal: ALT+9654
Unicode Version: 1.1 (1993-06)
Emoji Version: None
Categories: 🛑 Symbols
Sub Categories: ⏏️ Audio & Video Symbol
Keywords: arrow | play | play button | right | triangle

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