Love-you gesture

🤟  Love-You Gesture

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🤟 Emoji Meaning

This emoji represents the "I love you" hand gesture in American Sign Language and can be used to express love or affection.

🤟 Meaning and explanation


The 🤟 emoji shows a hand with the thumb, index finger, and little finger extended while the other fingers are folded in. This gesture is also known as the "I love you" sign in American Sign Language (ASL).


This emoji is often used to express "I love you," especially in the context of American Sign Language. It can also be used to express affection, love, or support.


The "I love you" emoji was introduced in 2018 as part of Unicode 11.0.

The gesture itself is widely used in American Sign Language, where it means "I love you."

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are a few examples:

To express "I love you": "I will always love you. 🤟"
To express affection or love: "You are my best friend. 🤟"
To show support: "I'm always here for you. 🤟"


Compared to other emoji that express love or affection, such as the ❤️ (red heart) or the 😍 (face with heart-shaped eyes), the 🤟 emoji has a more specific and expressive meaning, especially in the context of sign language. It is also similar to the 🤘 emoji (hand sign for "rock on"), but while the 🤘 emoji is often associated with rock music or a rebellious attitude, the 🤟 emoji has a positive and loving connotation.

🤟 Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • 🤟 Love you gesture

Popular name:

🤟 Love you gesture

🤟 Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Love
  • Joy
Secondary Emotions
  • excited
  • glad
  • affectionate

🤟 Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.


Basic emotion example

You did a great job! 🤟

Associated feelings
  • glad
  • clear
  • admiring

Basic emotion example

Let us love and protect the world. 🤟🌍

Associated feelings
  • awestruck
  • accepting
  • admiring

Basic emotion example

Rock'n'Roll forever! 🤟🎸

Associated feelings
  • optimistic
  • enthusiastic
  • clear
🤟 General Information
Unicode-NameI Love You Hand Sign
Apple-NameLove-You Gesture
Category People & Body




Keywordshand, I love you, I love you gesture, I love you, I love you gesture
Unicode-Version Unicode 10.0
Emoji-Version Emoji 5.0