You're using heart emoji WRONG – true meanings of each colour revealed | The Sun

WHO knew that emoji could be so risky?

We've already heard how different emoji combinations can have a naughty alternative meaning.

But next time you send a heart on WhatsApp, you might want to think twice.

Apparently the different colours can change what they mean entirely.

There's no strict rule of course.

According to Cosmopolitan, this is what each coloured heart emoji usually suggests.

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What does the red heart emoji mean?

Let's start with the classic, original, red heart.

This one is usually pretty simple, for those you are truly in love with.

So, sending after a first date may not be the best idea.

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What does the black heart emoji mean?

The black heart is used most ironically.

It can represent deep, embarrassing, romantic love.

What does the white heart emoji mean?

The white heart emoji is good for showing sympathy to someone after they've lost a loved one.

What does the blue heart emoji mean?

The blue heart can have various uses, apparently.

If you've got nothing to add in a group chat they can work nicely here – though the new reactions may have changed this somewhat.

Checking in with parents or chatting to random people who message you on Instagram too.

What does the yellow heart emoji mean?

The yellow heart emoji gives of gentle energy.

So it could be useful in a new relationship.

What does the purple heart emoji mean?

The purple heart emoji is probably the naughtiest of the bunch.

It gives off a horny vibe – so be careful who you send it to.

What does the green heart emoji mean?

The green heart doesn't necessarily have to be used whenever you're talking about the environment.

Apparently it's fitting for people you know a little less, like acquaintances or friends of friends.

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What does the brown heart emoji mean?

The brown heart emoji is apparently common for showing racial equality support.

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