A friendly, cartoon-styled whale, shown spouting water from its blowhole. Generally depicted as a light-blue whale in full profile facing left, with a round body and white underside, its tail held upright.
Often used with an affectionate tone. Not to be confused with the more lifelike 🐋 Whale, though their applications may overlap.
WhatsApp’s whale is gray, as Microsoft and Facebook’s whales previously were. Twitter’s whale was previously purple.
📅 Spouting Whale was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.