A monkey, a small primate with long limbs and tail for climbing trees. Generally depicted as a cartoon-styled, brown monkey with a cheeky facial expression, shown in full profile facing left, sitting on its hind legs with a long, curled tail and round ears.
As with 🐵 Monkey Face, often used with a playful tone or for metaphorical senses of monkey.
One of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
WhatsApp’s monkey is facing right, Facebook’s has shaggy hair.
This emoji is considered racist in some contexts, particularly when used to disparage, insult, and abuse people with dark skin, especially Black people.
Monkey was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.