Asterisk was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993 and added to Emoji 2.0 in 2015.
The asterisk symbol (*) is commonly used in written language as a wildcard or placeholder to indicate that something is missing or to draw attention to a footnote or additional information. In online communication, the asterisk is often used to emphasize a particular word or phrase or to denote an action, such as *hugs* or *waves*. It can also be used to censor or obscure offensive language.
- Indecision & Procrastination:
"I'll do it later.*️"
- Confusion & Bewilderment:
"I don't understand what you're trying to say.*️"
- Gratitude & Thankfulness:
"Thank you so much for your help!*️"