Boo! A white, cartoon ghost making a silly face. Its tongue is stuck out and arms are outstretched, as if trying to scare someone in a friendly way. Several platforms feature one larger, bulging eye.
Resembles a classic ghost costume for Halloween. May also be used to convey something or someone is fun or goofy. Thanks to its raised arms, some use this emoji as a way of expressing an excited Yay!
Samsung's design previously depicted this as a smiley in a ghost costume.
Ghost was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
The "👻" emote or "Ghost" emote is a popular emoji used to represent ghosts, Halloween, spooky things, or to indicate something is scary or creepy. It was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and is available on most platforms.
- Despair & Hopelessness:
"I wish I could talk to my loved ones who have passed away, even if they're just ghosts 👻"
- Skepticism & Disbelief:
"I don't believe in ghosts, it's all just superstition 👻"
- Amusement & Playfulness:
"Boo! Did I scare you? 👻"