A classic magnifying glass, as used to view small objects, with its lens pointed left. Generally depicted at a 45° angle with a black handle and a clear or blue, silver-framed lens titled to the upper left.
Associated with detectives and search or zoom icons on computers. Like 🔎 Magnifying Glass Titled Right, commonly used for various senses of searching, looking, inspecting, etc.
Magnifying Glass Tilted Left was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Left-Pointing Magnifying Glass” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.