double curly loop

You must be curious what the Double Curly Loop emoji stands for, and why it looks the way that it does. If you would notice, this is the icon that universally represents voicemail. It’s a picture of two loops made of reel tape.

So, how did this end up becoming the voicemail sign that we know today? Back in the day, voicemail started out using the earlier kind of tape recorders. The recorders consisted of huge tape decks with two continuous rolls of a reel. Later on in the 70s, the much smaller cassette tapes were used to record voicemail from telephones. Eventually, the answering machine was invented which no longer needed an actual tape to record and collect messages. Despite the new technology, we’ve kept the iconic curly loops of the reel, that today depict voice mail.

That being said, use this emoji to tell someone you left them messages! Or simply, use it whenever referring to a voice message or voicemail in general.

Double Curly Loop is a fully-qualified emoji as part of Unicode 6.0 which was introduced in 2010, and was added to Emoji 1.0.

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This Double Curly Loop Is Also Known As:

double curly loop

voicemail emoji

Double Curly Loop Emoji Frequency

This emoji is currently the 693 ranked emoji on social media platforms.

Double Curly Loop Emoji History

Double Curly Loop Emoji is created in the year 2010.

Double Curly Loop Emoji Unicode Data

  • Unicode codepoint
    27BF
  • Version
    Version 6.0
  • Year
    2010