ILY sign emoji on WhatsApp, please!

I use WhatsApp. A lot. It’s one of my main methods of online communication nowadays.

For a long time, I’ve wished that WhatsApp had an emoji that looks like the Jamaican Sign Language (American Sign Language, too) sign for “I love you”:

ILY little girl

It’s annoying that WhatsApp has the “rock on” gesture, but not the this handshape, often called the ILY handshape.

rock on

WhatsApp emojis, showing the “rock on” gesture emoji

Interestingly, Facebook has an emoji that can be used for ILY. Not for its messenger features, though, but the emoji can be inserted into statuses.

ILY emoji facebook status

Some of the emojis available for Facebook statuses

There have been times when I wished I could send an ILY emoji both in WhatsApp and Facebook chat. It’s an hugely important sign in both for the American Deaf community, and for the Jamaican one.

Please, WhatsApp and Facebook… add the emoji!

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