☹️ Frowning Face

A classic sad face. A yellow face with simple, open eyes and wide, steep frown. May convey such feelings as moderate concern or disappointment and affectionate sadness, as when missing a loved one. Its sentiment is usually more intense than 🙁 Slightly Frowning Face, which has a smaller frown.

This smiley predates emojis, hence its Unicode name White Frowning Face and Samsung’s early designs, which colored the face white. See the glossary for the term white in Unicode character names.

Frowning Face was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993 under the name “White Frowning Face” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

Also Known As

  • ☹️ Megafrown

Apple Name

☹️ Frowning Face

Unicode Name

☹️ White Frowning Face

Codepoints

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