"Pause Button" Emoji

How To Get the "Pause Button" Emoji

The ⏸ Pause Button emoji features two vertical bars, often seen on media or music players. It represents the action of pausing or temporarily stopping the playback of media content. This emoji is commonly used to indicate a momentary break, interruption, or the need to pause and reflect. It can also be used metaphorically to suggest the need to take a pause or step back from a situation or activity.

Codes for the "Pause Button" Emoji

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Formal Name:
Pause Button
The symbol:
The Alt Code:
Alt 9208
The HTML Code:
HTML Entity:
CSS Code:
Hex Code:
Pause Button emoji

Create an Image of the Emoji

Use this widget to share, copy, or download the emoji as a resizeable .png image. (If you want to copy the emoji as a character (like a special font), use the table above.)

Tip: If you need the image for WhatsApp, use the "Share" button and make sure the image is larger than 200x200, otherwise WhatsApp will resize it, making it blurry. (The bigger, the better.)

Click to resize the image.


Eight Ways to Insert the "Pause Button" Emoji

(Method 1) Copy and Paste the Emoji.

Click on the ⏸ emoji from the table above. Press the "Copy" button, and then paste the symbol into your document.

(Method 2) Use the "Alt Code."

The Alt Code for ⏸ is Alt 9208. If you have a keyboard with a numeric pad, you can use this method. Simply hold down the Alt Key and type 9208. When you lift the Alt Key, ⏸ appears. ("Num Lock" must be on.)

(Method 3) Use the HTML Decimal Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput

(Method 4) Use the HTML Entity Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
We do not have the HTML entity code for this emoji because there probably isn't one. If you think there is one, please tell us using the form at the bottom of the page.none

(Method 5) Use the CSS Code (for webpages).

CSS and HTML TextOutput
span:after {
content: "\23F8";}
Symbol: ⏸

(Method 6) Use the HTML Hex Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput

(Method 7) Use the Unicode (for various, e.g. Microsoft Office, JavaScript, Perl).

The Unicode for ⏸ is U+23F8. The important part is the hexadecimal number after the U+, which is used in various formats. For example, in Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint), do the following:
[Hold down Alt]
[Press x]

(Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \23F8. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u23F8"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: ⏸

(Method 8) Use the Hex Code for HTML 5 Canvas.

On the assumption that you already have your canvas and the context set up, use the Hex code in the format 0x23F8 to place the ⏸ emoji on your canvas. For example:
JavaScript Text
const x = "0x"+"23F8"
ctx.fillText(String.fromCodePoint(x), 5, 5);

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