The play and pause symbols are universal icons used in various media players and electronic devices to indicate the state of the media in the background.
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All Symbols That Can Be Used For Play Pause:
⏯, ▶️❚❚, ▶⏸, ▶️⏸
How to Use These Symbols?
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Pause and Play Symbol and Their Meaning
The play symbol ▶️ is a triangle pointing to the right, which has a vertical line to the right of the triangle. This symbol originated from the earliest days of film and video, where a projector would display a small arrow to indicate the direction of playback.
The pause symbol “❚❚” is two parallel vertical lines. People believe that this symbol originated from the caesura notation used in sheet music to indicate a brief pause or break in the music. The play pause symbol has been widely used since the introduction of the first consumer audio and video devices in the 1960s.
Another symbol that is common in different operating software is the “play or pause symbol” ⏯ which is a combination of both parallel lines and a triangle.
These symbols are used in different mechanical devices or software applications to show the state of processes. Overall, the play pause symbol has become a universal symbol for starting, stopping, and pausing almost anything.
Can you Add a Play Pause Symbol in Texts?
You can add the play and pause symbols in your MS word Doc. The symbols are Unicode characters, which means they can be inserted into any text document or message that supports Unicode encoding.
The Unicode character for the play symbol is “►” (U+23F5), and the pause symbol is “❚❚” (U+23F8). You can also copy and paste the play pause signs.
To add these symbols to your texts, you can also find them in your emoji keyboards. Most operating systems now come with a built-in emoji keyboard in which you can find these emojis. In addition, you can type the play or pause symbol ⏯using the Unicode U+23EF.