Milky Way Emoji Icon Milky Way Emoji

Unicode U+1F30C, introduced by Unicode version V6.0 in 2010

The 'milky way' emoji is a special symbol that can be used on smartphones, tablets, and computers. Your device needs to support this particular emoji in order for you to be able to use it, otherwise the emoji may not appear.

On many devices, you can use the shortcode :milky_way: to add the milky way emoji to your messages.

Different devices may have different versions of the milky way emoji. The chart on this page shows how this emoji is displayed on Android, iOS, and other platforms.

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To use 'milky way' on social media like Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, you can copy the emoji character on the left. This is a special character, not an image, so it can be used anywhere.

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How does the Milky Way emoji look across different devices?



Milky Way Emoji (Android Version)

Android (Old)

Milky Way Emoji (Google Hangouts / Android Version)

Android (New)

Milky Way Emoji (Apple/iOS Version)

Apple iOS

Milky Way Emoji (Twitter Version)


Milky Way Emoji (Symbola Version)


Geeky Emoji Details (For Web & App Developers)

unicode version unicode hex html hex entity html decimal entity hex entity test shortcode
V6.0 U+1F30C 🌌 🌌 🌌 :milky_way:
introduction year codepoint (Unicode) codepoint (DoCoMo) codepoint (KDDI) codepoint (Softbank) codepoint (Google)
2010 127756 U+E6B3 U+EB5F U+E44B U+FE03B
Why does this emoji show up as a blank box (򪪪) or an X?
Not all emojis are supported by every device. If you are trying to view an emoji your device doesn't support, you will see a blank white box or similar symbol (򪪪) to represent a character your device doesn't understand.
How can I use this emoji on my social media accounts?
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and most other social networks have built-in support for standard emojis that can be accessed through a menu. You can also copy and paste the text version of the milky way emoji (🌌) into your social media posts. Keep in mind that not everyone sho sees your post may have support for these emojis, and Twitter and Facebook limit the emojis you can use in your name and description.
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Remember: Different devices have different versions of the same emojis!