Shoulder Shrug Emoji

Shrug Emoji
Shoulder Shrug Emoji PNG

Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine any personal correspondence or discussion on forums, blogs, and social networks without emoticons. A large number of varieties of emoticons can convey a multifaceted palette of the emotional state of a person, adding colorfulness to any, even the shortest message.

According to the main version, emoticons appeared in electronic format thanks to scientist Scott Fahlman from Carnegie Mellon University. It was he who created the target letter that became the starting point for using emoticons in the form of punctuation marks such as colons, dashes, and parentheses to post on bulletin boards at the university.

Today we will talk about one of the most popular emoticons and emoticons used around the world today – the shrugging man.

The Shrug emoji is an image of a person shrugging their shoulders. This bodily movement or gesture is a globally recognized symbol of not knowing or understanding something – and that’s exactly the meaning in which this emoji is most often used. It can serve in place of an answer to some question; it can be a sign of confusion and a symbol of someone’s state of mind in a certain situation. In addition, the shrug emoji is often used as a synonym for “Life is life”, or “There’s nothing you can do about it”.

The divorcing hands smiley was added to the Unicode 9.0 character set in 2016 and was included in the Emoji 3.0 emoji set the same year.

Shrug Kaomoji

The shrug emoji is an analog of the Japanese character kaomoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. This gesture is so ambiguous that it does not have one established name.

The following variants serve as acceptable interpretations:

  • This emoji serves as a concise answer in a situation where one of the interlocutors does not know what to say in response.
  • Also, the man from this emoji divorces his hands in a situation when he has no idea about the issue under discussion.
  • Another meaning of the emoji, divorcing hands – this is confusion when a person does not understand what is happening and how to behave in the circumstances.
  • Fourth, a smiley shrug can mean calmness and acceptance of the world as it is. Or even indifference.
  • Also, a concise response in the form of this emoticon helps interlocutors convey doubt, melancholic regret, misunderstanding, detachment, and detachment.
  • Shrug emoji is also used to express an apology with some tinge of awkwardness. It is one way to apologize in a situation where you are not sure if you are guilty of something.

Kaomojis are emoticon symbols popular in Japan. They are used to share emotions and characters using Japanese grammatical punctuation and symbols.

“¯\_(ツ)_/¯” is known as “shrug” or “shruggie”. It differs from emojis and emoticons by using characters from the katakana alphabet.

The emoji first went viral on the English-speaking internet in 2009, when rapper Kanye West ruined singer Taylor Swift’s award moment by shouting into the crowd that Beyoncé had made the best video. Before leaving the stage, he made a gesture that looked like “¯\_(ツ)_/¯”.

Two years later, the emoji became popular again thanks to a world-class Starcraft II player under the nickname SeleCT. He used it to end all winning matches, and the character set itself acquired the meaning of “sup son?”.

How to type the “Shrug” emoji?
The “Shrug” emoji consists of nine characters, including two superscripts, two slashes, two parentheses, two underscores, and one Japanese katakana character that creates a smile. Only the Japanese katakana character and the superscripts have to be added using special tools, while the other components of this kaomoji are available on most standard keyboards.

Shrug Smile Emoji

Typing the “Shrug” emoji on iPhone

Typing the Shruggie on your iPhone is much easier than you can imagine. To make it, you should only follow a few steps below:

  1. Copy the emoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ to your iPhone.
  2. Then open Settings.
  3. Now go to General.
  4. Tap on the Keyboard.
  5. Choose the Substitute Text section.
  6. Click the + icon in the upper right corner.
  7. Type Shrug in the Label field and insert the emoji you have copied in the Phrase field.
  8. Finally, click Save. And you are done!

After this process, the Shrug emoji will appear on your device. You just need to save it and use it whenever you want.

Typing the “Shrug” emoji on Android devices

Since smartphones with the Android operating system have different settings, they vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Therefore, we advise you to make sure that the settings are correct before changing them on your device.

  1. Copy this ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ to your Android device.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Tap Advanced settings
  4. Choose Languages and input.
  5. 5. Tap Manage Keyboards.
  6. 6. Now go to Settings under Gboard.
  7. Tap Dictionary, and go to Personal Dictionary.
  8. Select the language you want to use.
  9. Tap the + icon in the upper-right corner.
  10. Insert the copied symbols in the Type field and type the “Shrug” in the Label field.
  11. Click the back arrow icon to save the shrug shortcut to your keyboard.

Now the shrug emoji is ready to use on your Android device. Just type in the shortcut to add the shrug emoji to any message you want to.

Typing the “Shrug” emoji on Windows devices

You can type the shrug emoji on your Windows laptop or PC by following the steps below:

  1. Press + and . (dot) on your keyboard at the same time.
  2. Then go to the Emojis tab.
  3. Scroll down to the “Acting Cute” tab and click the Shrug emoticon located at the very bottom.

Typing the “Shrug” emoji on Mac devices

Let’s see how you can type the shrug emoji on Mac.

  1. Copy the text emoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  2. Click the Apple icon and choose the System Preferences.
  3. Tap on the Keyboard.
  4. Click the Text tab and then the + icon at the bottom.
  5. Type the “Shrug” in the Replace field.
  6. Paste the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ in the C field.

7. Press the Fn + Enter keys, and you’re done.