❤️ Red Heart

Emoji Meaning

A classic red love heart emoji, used for expressions of love and romance. This is the most popular heart emoji A similar emoji exists for the heart suit in a deck of playing cards.

On Snapchat, this emoji displays next to a friend when you have been #1 BFs with each other for two consecutive weeks.

Note: the Unicode Character Database (UCD) name “Heavy Black Heart” pre-dates color emoji, when the term referred to a solid, black ❤︎ heart character. See the glossary for information on the term black in Unicode character names.


Red Heart was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993 under the name “Heavy Black Heart” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

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Also Known As

  • ❤️ Heart
  • ❤️ Love Heart
  • ❤️ Red Heart

Apple Name

❤️ Red Heart

Unicode Name

❤️ Heavy Black Heart



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