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Hourglass Emoji

The image of a glass bottle with its middle in the shape of a triangle's apex and with sand pouring out of the upper part is the emoji that symbolizes an hourglass. It can also express the passing of time or a countdown. Hourglass Emoji can mean "We have an hour left!" or "I've bought an hourglass from a thrift shop.".

Hourglass 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 Hourglass Emoji is displayed on iOS, Android, Windows, and other platforms and applications.

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

Hourglass Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
U+231B
Unicode name
Hourglass
Category
Objects / Interior
Keywords
timer, clock
Windows Alt-code
Alt+231B
Decimal HTML Entity
⌛
Hex HTML Entity
⌛
UTF-16 hex
0x231B
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hourglass
Version
Unicode 1.1
Year
1993 (see all emoji of 1993)

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Twelve O’Clock Emoji
Twelve O’Clock
One O’Clock Emoji
One O’Clock
One-Thirty Emoji
One-Thirty
Two O’Clock Emoji
Two O’Clock
Two-Thirty Emoji
Two-Thirty
Three O’Clock Emoji
Three O’Clock
Three-Thirty Emoji
Three-Thirty
Four O’Clock Emoji
Four O’Clock
Four-Thirty Emoji
Four-Thirty
Five O’Clock Emoji
Five O’Clock
Five-Thirty Emoji
Five-Thirty
Six O’Clock Emoji
Six O’Clock
Six-Thirty Emoji
Six-Thirty
Seven O’Clock Emoji
Seven O’Clock
Seven-Thirty Emoji
Seven-Thirty
Eight O’Clock Emoji
Eight O’Clock
Eight-Thirty Emoji
Eight-Thirty
Nine O’Clock Emoji
Nine O’Clock
Nine-Thirty Emoji
Nine-Thirty
Ten O’Clock Emoji
Ten O’Clock
Ten-Thirty Emoji
Ten-Thirty
Eleven O’Clock Emoji
Eleven O’Clock
Eleven-Thirty Emoji
Eleven-Thirty

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How to type Hourglass Emoji

There are number of methods to type Hourglass 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 Hourglass Emoji

It's very easy to get Hourglass 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.

Hourglass Emoji HTML-entities

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

Hourglass 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.