A guide to the many heart emoji


Each different colour variant of the heart emoji has a very different meaning. Some are suitable for family members whereas others are better suited for friends or lovers. You don't want to get caught out using the wrong one!

❀️Red Heart


The classic red heart means "true love" or romance. Suitable for use with lovers, partners or very close friends.

🀍 White Heart


The white heart is used to show "pure love". This heart should only be sent to someone who you truly care about.

πŸ–€ Black Heart


The black heart emoji is usually used to express dark humour or death. Suitable for use with anyone if you're trying to be "edgy" or dark.

🀎 Brown Heart


Mainly used to discuss topics related to racial identity.

πŸ’› Yellow Heart


Yellow hearts signify happiness and friendship. If you send this to someone, you're saying they are your best friend.

πŸ’š Green Heart


The green heart can mean either jealousy or healthy living.

πŸ’œ Purple Heart


Compassion or love. Sometimes even wealth and showing off.

πŸ’™ Blue Heart


Trust, harmony and peace. Can also be used to show support for Autism Awareness.

🧑 Orange Heart


Indicates feelings of comfort and serenity. Send this to a friend to show support and encouragement.



And of course all of these hearts have hidden meanings too! Submit your own definitions and share your hidden meanings with others!