Meow! A friendly, cartoon-styled face of a cat, looking straight ahead. Generally depicted as a yellowish-orange cat face with pointed ears and whiskers.
May be used with a more affectionate tone than the full-bodied 🐈 Cat, though their applications generally overlap.
Available as an Apple Animoji.
Vendors implement the same or similar cat in their 🐈 Cat as well as in their cat-faced variants of smileys:
Google’s cat face was previously orange, Samsung’s gray, and Facebook’s once gray and white. Included in the earliest Japanese emoji sets from Softbank, Docomo, and au by KDDI.
📅 Cat Face was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.