The 😣 meaning is Persevering Face. It is also known as Scrunched Eyes or Helpless Face. The emoji shows a depressed face with narrowed eyes. The eyes are pinched and the corners of the mouth go down. What is the meaning of emoji in connection with WhatsApp, Facebook and Co? The emoji is used as an expression of “helplessness”. You are currently in a tormenting situation but it will last. For example: “I’m currently at the dentist 😣” This Emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 and thus in the year 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.