🤦 Meaning – Person Facepalming Emoji


The image of a person cringing while his/her palm is covering half of his/her face is the emoji representing dismay. It can be used to express amazement at how absurd a person or a situation is. Face Palm Emoji can replace the phrase “Oh my God!” or “Sheesh! How can you be so stupid/naive/uninformed!”.

The Person Facepalming Emoji appeared in 2016, and now is mainly known as the Face Palm Emoji, but also may be reffered as the Facepalm Emoji. Sometimes it is mentioned as the Shaking Head Emoji.

Face Palm Emoji, Apple style
Face Palm Emoji, Microsoft style
Person Facepalming Emoji, Samsung style
Browser / Native
Person Facepalming Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Face Palm Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
ASCII Emoticon

Face Palm Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
Unicode name
Person Facepalming
Smileys & People / Gestures
disbelief, exasperation, face, palm
Windows Alt-code
Decimal HTML Entity
Hex HTML Entity
UTF-16 hex
0xD83E 0xDD26
Unicode 9.0
2016 (see all emoji of 2016)

🤦 emoji variants

🌐 Face Palm Emoji translations

LanguageCLDR NameKeywords
Deutschsich an den Kopf fassende Personfrustriert, genervt, Gesicht
Françaispersonne avec la paume sur le visageexaspération, incrédulité, paume de main, visage
Русскийчеловек потерял дар речилицо, не могу поверить, нет слов, раздражение, рука, фейспалм
Españolpersona con la mano en la frentefacepalm, frente, incredulidad, mano
Italianopersona esasperataesasperazione, facepalm, incredulità, mano in fronte
Portuguêspessoa decepcionadadecepção, desapontamento, pessoa dececionada
Polskiosoba trzymająca się za czołofejspalm, niedowierzanie, załamanie

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How to type Person Facepalming Emoji

There are number of methods to type Face Palm 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 🤦 emoji

It's very easy to get Person Facepalming 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.

To avoid misunderstandings, first carefully read 🤦 meaning and look at 🤦 pictures before sending it to somebody: some emoji don't mean what you think they mean ;-)

Face Palm Emoji HTML-entities

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

🤦 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.

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