telephone emoji meaning

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A ☎ telephone is a telecommunications device that lets you communicate with others when they are too far apart to be heard directly. The telephone emoji shows an old fashioned landline phone with a receiver and a dial that was used until 30 years ago. The Apple telephone emoji is red in colour while the Google version is grey. The WhatsApp version features a green phone while the Samsung version has a dark grey image.

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How to use telephone emoji

History of the ☎ emoji

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

Also known as
Rotary Phone

How ☎ is displayed online

  • Apple
  • Google
  • Twitter
  • One
  • Facebook

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