A yellow face with a hand covering its mouth. Apple and Facebook feature simple, open eyes, suggesting someone gasping Oh my! in serious surprise, shock, concern, or apology. Other platforms depict a face with smiling eyes and/or blushing cheeks, suggesting coy laughter or embarrassment, as if cheekily saying Oops!
May be used to similar effect as 🙊 Speak-No-Evil Monkey. See also 🤐 Zipper-Mouth Face. Joins 🤗 Hugging Face, 🤔 Thinking Face, and 🤫 Shushing Face as one of the few smileys featuring hands.
Facebook's design previously featured smiling eyes and mouth.
📅 Face with Hand Over Mouth was approved as part of Unicode 10.0 in 2017
under the name “Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes and Hand Covering Mouth”
and added to Emoji 5.0 in 2017.