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Meaning of ๐Ÿ”‘ Key Emoji

Key emoji is the image of the item, typically used for unlocking doors, chests, and other things. This emoji may be used in different meanings โ€” from the direct meaning in the context of opening the doors, losing keys, and so on, to the indirect meaning of finding the answer to some difficult question, getting the solution for some complicated problem, or finding the Key to someoneโ€™s โค๏ธ Heart, as well as understanding the secret of achieving something. On top of that, the Key emoji was chosen by DJ Khaled as the icon for his verified Snapchat account.

Key emoji is a picture of a little item, the main purpose of which is opening different types of locks (just like the one represented by ๐Ÿ— Old Key emoji). It may mean the actual Key to open the ๐Ÿšช Door. Also, it may mean a symbolic Key (to open oneโ€™s heart, for instance).

And at last, it may serve as an icon for security passwords in ๐Ÿ–ฅ Computers and other digital devices.

Examples of the ๐Ÿ”‘ Key Emoji in use

Frequently used ๐Ÿ”‘ Key Emoji phrases for messengers and web communication:

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Combinations with ๐Ÿ”‘ Key Emoji

Combinations are just a bunch of emojis placed together, like this: โญ๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”‘โšœ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฑโšฑ๏ธ . You can use these combos to create riddles or convey messages without using words.

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โ€” I Love Gold
โ€” Heart on lock
โ€” The key to my heart
โ€” Detective
โ€” Handed over the key to the heart
โ€” The key to the heart
โ€” A key to a diamond treasure
โ€” Open the lock
โ€” Night Plans
โ€” Enter Password
โ€” Girl Name
โ€” Under Lock and Key
โ€” Heart on lock and nobody has the Key
โ€” Key To My Heart
โ€” Keynote
โ€” Key Ring
โ€” Keyhole
โ€” Key West
โ€” Key to heart

Relevant kaomoji

Kaomoji are popular in Japan for sharing emotions and situations using Japanese grammar, punctuation, and characters. Like this: โ–ˆโ–ฌโ–ฌ ! To impress your friends, you can use this creative style in messengers and the web.

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๐Ÿ”‘ Key Emoji designs on different devices

Emojis may look different across platforms. Each web service, OS, or gadget manufacturer can create an Emoji design according to their corporate style and vision. Here, you can check out what the ๐Ÿ”‘ Key Emoji looks like on the most popular platforms:

๐Ÿ”‘ Key Emoji: specifications and details

Full name ๐Ÿ”‘ Key
Category ๐Ÿ“™ Objects
Subcategory ๐Ÿ”“ Lock
How to type shortcode


Unicode (fully-qualified) ๐Ÿ”‘ U+1F511
Unicode version Unicode 6.0 (2010)
Listed in Emoji Version 1.0