Hourglass Emoji Icon Hourglass Emoji

Unicode U+231B, introduced by Unicode version V1.1 in 1993

The 'hourglass' 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 :hourglass: to add the hourglass emoji to your messages.

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

Keywords (click to find more): hourglass, sand, time

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To use 'hourglass' 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 Hourglass emoji look across different devices?


Hourglass Emoji (Android Version)

Android (Old)

Hourglass Emoji (Google Hangouts / Android Version)

Android (New)

Hourglass Emoji (Apple/iOS Version)

Apple iOS

Hourglass Emoji (Twitter Version)


Hourglass Emoji (Symbola Version)


Geeky Emoji Details (For Web & App Developers)

unicode version unicode hex html hex entity html decimal entity hex entity test shortcode
V1.1 U+231B ⌛ ⌛ :hourglass:
introduction year codepoint (Unicode) codepoint (DoCoMo) codepoint (KDDI) codepoint (Softbank) codepoint (Google)
1993 8987 U+E71C U+E57B N/A U+FE01C
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 hourglass 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!