Two vertical parallel lines inside a curved square usually denote the pause button emoji. Commonly used to stop playing a song or video for a few moments during playback. When sent during texting, ⏸️ represents that the sender wants you to stop pursuing the current topic. When used with reference to a sport event like soccer, ⏸️ signals half-time.
Copy and paste ⏸️ with one click!
Tweet with this button
Use shortcode : :pause_button:, :double_vertical_bar:
Note: - If you can't see the emoji, your device may not support Pause Button emoji but you can still use it on other platforms.
Representations : pause button can be represented by ⏸️ emoji.
but currently not supported in HTC, Messenger, Mozilla, Emojidex
Pause Button may look different on every device. In the above images you can view how Pause Button emoji appears on different devices. Emoji of Pause Button can be used on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many other platforms and OS but not supported in HTC, Messenger, Mozilla, Emojidex. Some devices may show a blank box or X instead of Pause Button emoji as every device doesn't support each one of the emoji.
This emoji was first introduced in Unicode 7.0 on June 16, 2014 which was followed by addition to Emoji 1.0 in August, 2015. Emoticons 1.2 update by Skype was the first to bring in Pause Button emoji on June 1, 2015. Following months saw ⏸️ release by Microsoft, Apple, Google, Twitter on July 29, 2015, October 27, 2015, December 7, 2015, December 9, 2015 respectively.
|Code Point(s):||23f8; fe0f|
|UTF-8:||E2 8F B8|
|UTF-8 (C):||E2 8F B8|
|UTF-32 (C):||0x000023F8; 0x0000FE0F|
|UTF-8:||342 217 270|
|Other developer codes:|
|Java, C++, C:||"0x23F8"|