A squid, an octopus-like sea animal with ten arms. Generally depicted as a pinkish-orange giant squid, facing forward or angled to the left, with a slender, arrow-like body, small eyes, and two, long arms raised up at its sides. Platforms generally depict six arms.
Occasionally used to represent squid as a food item. Not to be confused with 🐙 Octopus, though their applications may overlap.
Microsoft, WhatsApp, and Twitter’s squids are facing forward. Samsung’s squid was previously gray.
📅 Squid was approved as part of Unicode 9.0 in 2016
and added to Emoji 3.0 in 2016.