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Play Button Emoji

The image of a black triangle with its apex pointing in the right direction is the emoji symbol of the button play commonly seen on music players around the world. This emoji is usually utilised in relation to videos or media sites, the act of playing a song or even a videogame. Play Button Emoji can mean “Start the music.” or “I’m watching a video!”

Play Button Emoji is a special symbol that looks like a picture ▶ (you may see empty box or "X" if unsupported), but really it's a text, so you can simply copy and paste this emoji as a regular letter, symbol or text. This trick works for Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, SMS and any other website, messenger or application. The only nuance is that supported emoji set is the same for all recent versions of platforms and applications, but appearance (pictures themself) are slightly different for iPad/iPhone, Android, and Samsung Galaxy devices. Here you can see how Play Button Emoji is displayed on iOS, Android, Windows, and other platforms and applications.

Play Button Emoji, Apple style
Apple
Play Button Emoji, Google style
Google
Play Button Emoji, Microsoft style
Microsoft
Play Button Emoji, Samsung style
Samsung
Browser / Native
Play Button Emoji, Twitter style
Twitter
Play Button Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Play Button Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
Play Button Emoji, LG style
LG
n/a
ASCII Emoticon

Play Button Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
U+25B6
Unicode name
Play Button
Category
Symbols / Control
Keywords
arrow, triangle
Windows Alt-code
Alt+25B6
Decimal HTML Entity
▶
Hex HTML Entity
▶
UTF-16 hex
0x25B6
Wikipedia
n/a
Version
Unicode 1.1
Year
1993 (see all emoji of 1993)

Related emoji

Triangular Ruler Emoji
Triangular Ruler
Next Track Button Emoji
Next Track Button
Play or Pause Button Emoji
Play or Pause Button
Last Track Button Emoji
Last Track Button
Red Triangle Pointed Up Emoji
Red Triangle Pointed Up
Red Triangle Pointed Down Emoji
Red Triangle Pointed Down

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How to type Play Button Emoji

There are number of methods to type Play Button Emoji. Easiest way is to copy & paste, but other methods, like windows alt-codes and HTML-entities (for web sites) are also popular enough.

You may use this Copy and Paste Emoji List to copy/type emoji one-by-one or this Online Emoji Keyboard to write all your message at one time and copy it when finished.

Copy and paste Play Button Emoji

It's very easy to get Play Button Emoji both on computer and mobile without any emoji keyboard installed. All you need is to select, copy and paste this symbol: . Select this like a regular text, and copy to the clipboard. After doing that, switch to another website or application and paste emoji using context menu or keyboard. Hint: use Ctrl/Cmd+C keys to copy, and Ctrl/Cmd+V to paste emoji.

Even if emoji symbol or smiley looks like a black square or question mark, it most probably will be converted into appropriate image by web site or application where you paste it.

Play Button Emoji HTML-entities

HTML entites are intended for using on websites. You can put Play Button Emoji html entity code in decimal or hexadecimal form right in your message, and it will be translated into graphical representation of Play Button Emoji after you submit.

Play Button Emoji Alt-codes for Windows

It's easy to type emoji or any other Unicode character with code value up to U+0ffff by it's alt-code in MS Windows. Here are instructions.

  1. Press and hold Alt key on keyboard.
  2. Hit the Plus (+) button on numeric keypad.
  3. Type the hexadecimal Unicode value digit-by-digit
  4. Now release the Alt key and you'll see your character.

Note 1. This method works only for unicode codepoints U+0ffff and bellow.

Note 2. If this trick does not work, you should check some settings in your Windows Registry. If you don't know what the Registry is, please don't try this! Run regedit.exe and navigate to the HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Input Method branch. Add EnableHexNumpad key with type of REG_SZ and set it to "1". You may need to log off and back on to enable this input type.