☠ Meaning – Skull and Crossbones Emoji


The image of a human skull shown above a crossed pair of bones is the emoji symbol of death, and is often used as a danger warning on poisonous substances. It can be used in situations that are related to danger as well. Skull and Crossbones Emoji can mean β€œThis substance is poisonous or deadly!”.

Skull and Crossbones Emoji is also known as a Skeleton Emoji, or a Death Emoji.

Skull and Crossbones 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 easily copy and paste ☠ emoji. This trick works for Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, SMS and any other website, messenger or application, but emoji pictures are slightly different for iPad/iPhone, Android, and Samsung Galaxy devices.

Skull and Crossbones Emoji, Apple style
Skull and Crossbones Emoji, Google style
Skull and Crossbones Emoji, Microsoft style
Skull and Crossbones Emoji, Samsung style
Browser / Native
Skull and Crossbones Emoji, Twitter style
Skull and Crossbones Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Skull and Crossbones Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
Skull and Crossbones Emoji, LG style
ASCII Emoticon

Skull and Crossbones Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
Unicode name
Skull and Crossbones
Nature / Monster
body, death, face, monster
Windows Alt-code
Decimal HTML Entity
Hex HTML Entity
UTF-16 hex
Unicode 1.1
1993 (see all emoji of 1993)

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How to type Skull and Crossbones Emoji

There are number of methods to type Skull and Crossbones 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 Skull and Crossbones 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 the ☠ meaning and look at ☠ pictures before sending it to somebody.

Skull and Crossbones Emoji HTML-entities

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