The 🌎 meaning is Globe Showing Americas. It is also known as Earth Globe Americas, World, Planet, Globe or Earth. The emoji shows North and South America. By the way, there are also other Earth emojis of this kind that show other continents. On some platforms the 🌎 emoji is shown in 3D and on some only in it is shown 2D, which does not look so nice. In addition, you can even see in some the white North Pole. You can use the 🌎 emoji when talking about the planet Earth, or when you refer directly to America as a continent. For example, you want to say, “Global warming is not good for the 🌎” or “I’m flying to 🌎 tomorrow – I’m really looking forward to it.” This emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 and thus in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.