This emoji is a snail, a slow-moving mollusk with a spiral shell. Read more
This emoji is often used to express slow progress or a lack of progress on a task. It is also used to express a feeling of being stuck in a situation or being held back from something. It is not a particularly popular emoji, but it is often used by younger age groups, particularly teenagers. It is most commonly used on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. This emoji is not considered rude or offensive.
The history of this emoji dates back to the late 1990s, when it was first added to the Unicode Standard. It was initially used in Japan to represent the snail, but it has since been adopted worldwide as a way to express slow progress or being stuck in a situation. It has also been used to represent the idea of taking things slow and steady, or of being patient and persistent in the face of a challenge.