A classic smiley. A yellow face with a modest smile, rosy cheeks, and soft, closed eyes. Many platforms, including Apple, feature relaxed eyebrows. Conveys a wide range of warm, positive feelings, including love, happiness, and gratitude.
Similar to 😊 Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes, which has a broader smile, no eyebrows, and smiling eyes.
This smiley predates Unicode emoji support. In its Unicode name of White Smiling Face, white does not refer to skin tone or ethnicity. See the glossary for the term white in Unicode character names.
Smiling Face was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993 under the name “White Smiling Face” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.