The 🐢 meaning is Turtle. It shows a typical green turtle. Depending on the platform used, the turtle is displayed in 2D or in 3D, making the turtle emoji more real. But what is the 🐢 meaning in WhatsApp and Co and when do you use the turtle emoji? The turtle emoji can be used to express calm and slowness. Your girlfriend is always late? Then you could write to her, “You’re as slow as a 🐢” The 🐢 emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 and thus in 2010, and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.