WhatsApp: what does the yellow heart emoji mean and why is it related to luck?

The arrival of emojis in the digital world has made it easier for users to express their feelings in conversations on WhatsApp and other platforms, since they help us express moods that we cannot describe with words. In this sense, one of the emoticons most shared is yellow heart, which they relate to luck, when in reality it has another meaning. What does it really express? Here we will tell you.

In Unicode, the consortium in charge of approving emojis, we find a total of 12 hearts of different colors, shapes, and designs. Among them, we have the yellow heart, which is very popular on WhatsApp and other messaging services such as Telegram.

The emoji of yellow heart is widely used among WhatsApp users both in Android like in iOS. Most Internet users usually send this emoticon to wish luck or good fortune to their friends or family, when that interpretation is not related to its true meaning.

However, according to the official Emojipedia portal, the emoticon of the yellow heart It should be used to express pure and sincere love, which springs directly from the feeling. It is not related to the love of a couple, but to that of friendship, happiness and joy.

The origin and appearance of the yellow heart emoji dates back to 2010, when it was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 and then added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. It is important to mention that, despite having the same Unicode encoding, each platform as WhatsApp and other messaging apps can vary the design of each emoji to suit their operating system or interface.