๐Ÿคฆ Person Facepalming

A hand shown pressing against the head of a person, commonly written as facepalm. Used to display frustration or embarrassment at the ineptitude of a person or situation.

May be used in a similar context to the acronym SMH (shaking my head), or in relation to the Picard Facepalm meme.

Person Facepalming was approved as part of Unicode 9.0 in 2016 under the name โ€œFace Palmโ€ and added to Emoji 3.0 in 2016.

Also Known As

  • ๐Ÿคฆ Facepalm
  • ๐Ÿคฆ Hitting Head
  • ๐Ÿคฆ Picard
  • ๐Ÿคฆ SMH

Apple Name

๐Ÿคฆ Man Face Palm

Unicode Name

๐Ÿคฆ Face Palm


The Face Palm emoji supports skin tone modifiers. A yellow (or other non-human) skin tone should be shown by default, unless an emoji modifier is applied.

Platforms without support for emoji modifiers display a missing symbol character (box with a cross, alien, or question mark in it) next to any modified emoji.


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