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Motivate people with the Play Button emoji! This emoji is used when you want to tell someone to get started, or to move forward. Sometimes referred to as just the play emoji, it consists of a white arrow set against a blue or orange background.

Think you saw it somewhere? You probably did! The white arrow represents the white play button commonly seen on music players and video players. When used in its direct meaning, the Play Button emoji represents one of the most important functions of a music player-to play what is in it! Otherwise known as the emoji play button, this button is commonly used to ask someone to play a specific tune, or to resume a song that’s been paused.

For example, when you’re on a video call with your friend, and you want him or her to play your favorite song to cheer you up, you can definitely use this emoji to tell them that!

It is also often applied when referring to music players, video content platforms or music streaming services like YouTube or Spotify, as well. When used metaphorically, the button emoji can be shared to tell someone to “get started,” or “get moving.” It also may be used to symbolize a fresh start or a new beginning, like moving to a new town, or starting a new job.

▶️ Play Button is a fully-qualified emoji as part of Unicode 1.1 which was introduced in 1993, and was added to Emoji 0.6.

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This Play Button Is Also Known As:

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Play Button Emoji History

Play Button Emoji is created in the year 1993.

Play Button Emoji Unicode Data

  • Unicode codepoint
    25B6 FE0F
  • Version
    Version 1.1
  • Year
    1993