What does the color of hearts on WhatsApp mean?

If you are one of those who send these WhatsApp emojis, you will be interested to know the meaning of each of the hearts, which differ by color and shape.

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Fun facts. The social messaging network WhatsApp has achieved incalculable popularity, becoming one of the modern means of communication that we can all have within reach of our phones and computers. It does not require making a payment and its functions are completely free. What is attractive about this application is its easy-to-understand interface, as well as the fun emojis that are enabled to be used in chats with your contacts.

Among these emoticons is a list featuring hearts of different colors and shapes. Although many use them because of how good they look accompanied by the messages, they have an independent and varied meaning. In the following lines we are going to show you what each one represents.

Emojis de WhatsApp. Captura.
Emojis de WhatsApp. Captura.


These can be found in the symbols section of our chat. There we can see the full list of these emojis. Discover their meanings:

Red heart: its meaning expresses love or romance.

Orange heart: related to the love that can exist between two friends.

Yellow heart: a pure and sincere love linked to friendship.

Green heart: related to health, hope and nature.

Blue heart: signifies trust and security.

Purple heart: they link it with forbidden love or that which is forbidden, especially it is intended for lovers.

Black heart: they associate it with black humor and for some, it represents sadness and pain.

White heart: it is used for love and affection between people, also to express condolences.

Brown heart: used to discuss issues related to racial identity.

Colores de los corazones de WhatsApp.
Colores de los corazones de WhatsApp.REUTERS


Broken heart: as is evident, it means a break in love.

Heart on fire: it means passionate love.

Heart with a bandage - indicates the process of healing, recovery or expresses sympathy for a person who is going through a difficult time.

Floating heart: worn by a person who is falling in love.

Two pink hearts (one is bigger than the other): it proves that love is at its best.

Heart spinning: when a person is too much in love.

Heart beating: it represents the emotion for some situation.

Heart with sparkles: expresses a feeling that generates illusion.

Arrowed heart: many link it with Cupid. It reflects the love between a couple.

Heart with a yellow ribbon: worn by those who consider friendship or love as a gift.

It is important to note that these are definitions of reference to each of these graphs, although each user can give special meaning to them, especially for the purpose they send them.


It was founded by Jan Koum and Brian Acton who together worked for 20 years at Yahoo. WhatsApp joined Facebook in 2014, but continues to operate as a stand-alone application. This application was created as an alternative to SMS messages. Currently, it allows you to send and receive a variety of media file types, such as texts, photos, videos, documents, and location, as well as making calls.

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Fun facts: the name WhatsApp is a play on words on the phrase “What's Up” in the English language, which translated into Spanish means “What's new?”. To date, there are more than 2 billion people in more than 180 countries using the app to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime, anywhere.

It is available for iOS and Android systems, as well as having a desktop version so you can communicate from your computer without being connected to your cell phone, since it works individually when connected to your phone and Wi-Fi or mobile data.