A yellow face placing an index finger over pursed lips, as if issuing Shh! or Shush! for silence. Some platforms feature raised eyebrows. Apple’s design suggests the face is tilting back slightly.
May convey silence, quiet, secrecy, and discreetness. May also create a sense of buzz and anticipation, e.g., an exclusive sneak peek or news scoop.
See also 🤐 Zipper-Mouth Face. Joins 🤗 Hugging Face, 🤔 Thinking Face, and 🤭 Face With Hand Over Mouth as one of the few smileys featuring hands.
Shushing Face was approved as part of Unicode 10.0 in 2017 under the name “Face with Finger Covering Closed Lips” and added to Emoji 5.0 in 2017.