🀦 Face Palm

A hand shown pressing against the head of a person, commonly written as facepalm. Used to display frustration or embarrassment at the ineptitude of a person or situation.

May be used in a similar context to the acronym SMH (shaking my head), or in relation to the Picard Facepalm meme.

Face Palm was approved as part of Unicode 9.0 in 2016.

🚩 Approved in 2016. Expect limited cross-platform support.

Also Known As

  • 🀦 Facepalm Emoji
  • 🀦 Hitting Head Emoji
  • 🀦 Picard Emoji
  • 🀦 SMH Emoji


The Face Palm emoji supports skin tone modifiers. A yellow (or other non-human) skin tone should be shown by default, unless an emoji modifier is applied.

Platforms without support for emoji modifiers display a missing symbol character (box with a cross, alien, or question mark in it) next to any modified emoji.


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