Eyes Emoji

Eyes Emoji

The basic set of emoji today includes several emoji with eyes. The best-known and most commonly used is the cartoon pair of eyes looking to the left, but recently, the one-eye emoji has been gaining popularity as well. Is there a difference in the meaning of these emoji, and in what contexts is it better to use them? Let’s find out together!

Meaning of the Eyes Emoji

So, 👀 the Eyes Emoji. The Eyes emoji looks like a pair of wide-open eyes looking either straight ahead or to the left, depending on the platform. The Eyes emoji was assigned the code U+1F440, with which it was added to the People and Body section of the Unicode 6.0 standard in 2010.

It is used mostly in a literal sense: to look at something, to want to see something or to confirm something (for example, that a certain photo is beautiful).

Also dwelling emoji means that if some girl likes your boyfriend, you are following her. It is also sometimes used to mean lying or dodging a question (especially those versions of the emoji that look to the left) and as a sign of surprise.

Use of the Eyes Emoji

Emoji Eyes

The Eyes Emoji is the wide-eyed stare of amazement, the running eyes of a creeper, or even a lustful look. If someone sends you such an emoji in the comment to a photo, you can be sure that the photo is successful. This emoji is also used to emphasize on such meanings as following, censoring, paying attention, peeking, or waiting. Or in the “I’m watching you” context.

Also, this emoji is often used in group chats to show that the person has joined the conversation and is attentively “listening” to the interlocutors.

Meaning of the Eye Emoji

Eye Emoji

As for the 👁️ Eye Emoji, it looks more vivid and realistic than its cartoonish brother. This is a single human eye looking forward. This eye is different in shape and style from the Eyes emoji, which is more rounded and looks to one side. The Eye emoji was assigned the code U+1F441 U+FE0F, with which it was added to the People and Body section of the Unicode 7.0 standard in 2014.

Most of the meanings of the Eye Emoji are related to vision and the process of watching or tracking. This emoji is less used in the metaphorical meanings, as looks more realistic.

Use of the Eye Emoji

Emoji Eye

This is just the eye, and it is watching you. It is usually used in a pit or longer composition with other emojis, such as a dancing girl (which means admiration), or a TV, like an invitation to watch a movie together, or just telling your friends you are busy watching something interesting at the moment. It can also be used as a symbol of flirting, although, this meaning is quite rare for the Eye Emoji.

There is also another way to use the Eye Emoji. Because of its similarity to the logo of the Chinese social networking site Weibo, it is sometimes used to refer to Weibo.


As you can see, the different styles of the two-eye emoji also affect where and how these icons are used. The Eyes are usually more playful, while The Eye is something serious and more connected to anatomy.