A classic sad face. A yellow face with simple, open eyes and wide, steep frown. May convey such feelings as moderate concern or disappointment and affectionate sadness, as when missing a loved one. Its sentiment is usually more intense than 🙁 Slightly Frowning Face, which has a smaller frown.
This smiley predates Unicode emoji support. In its Unicode name of White Frowning Face, white does not refer to skin tone or ethnicity, although Samsung’s early designs colored the face white. See the glossary for the term white in Unicode character names.
📅 Frowning Face was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993
under the name “White Frowning Face”
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.