Star

A classic, five-point gold star.

Commonly used for various metaphorical senses of star (e.g., for fame, success, excellence, reviews). Also used for emphasis or flair. Occasionally used for astronomical stars.

Not to be confused with 💫 Dizzy, 🌟 Glowing Star, 🌠 Shooting Star, or ✨ Sparkles, though their applications may overlap.

Samsung and Facebook’s stars were once silver.

See the glossary for the term white in Unicode character names.

Star was approved as part of Unicode 5.1 in 2008 under the name “White Medium Star” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

Also Known As

  • Gold Star

Apple Name

Star

Unicode Name

White Medium Star

Codepoints

Shortcodes

  • :star:

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