10 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Emoji

If you find out that you social network are overwhelmed by the smiley faces, hearts, animals, food, and other image-based characters, you’ll know the fact: emoji is “The Evolution of Language”.

Nowadays, there are over 3,000 universal emoji, digital communication goes far beyond typing a few words or sentences.

Here are 10 facts about emoji that might surprise you and prove just how much the world loves them.

#1 Do you know how many people love emoji? 

92% of the online population uses emojis daily. Over 10 billion emojis are sent each day.
Over 700 million emojis are used in Facebook posts daily. About 36% of Instagram posts contain 1 to 3 emojis each.
As long as humans are still texting or tweeting, emoji will be here to stay. 😯

#2 When was the first personal emoji ever created?

😳 A Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita invented emojis in 1999. He came up with 176 original emoji, which are now part of New York Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

#3 How many emojis are there in total?

👉 In total there are 3,304 emojis in the Unicode Standard, as of March 2020. The most recent emoji release is Emoji 13.0, which added 117 new emojis. This figure includes sequences for gender, skin tone, flags, and the components that are used to create keycap, flag, and other sequences.

#4 What’s the most popular or used emoji in the world?

Face with Tears of Joy 😂
People seriously love to use the Face With Tears of Joy to express their laughter seeing as how it’s the number-one most popular emoji used on Twitter.

#5 When is World Emoji Day?

July 17. It is an unofficial holiday created in 2014 by the founder of Emojipedia. 🤖

#6 What’s the best emoji resources?

Look up an emoji’s definition in the emojipedia
Official Unicode emoji list
Emoji Twitter realtime tracker

#7 How to turn personal emoji from photo?

There are several apps and websites you can use to turn a selfie into a personalized emoji. The bitmoji app, Emoji Me Face Maker app, and other similar apps are available for Android and iOS devices.

#8 Apple Is Credited for Emoji Popularity

Emojis weren’t fully embraced by the masses until 2012 when Apple released iOS 6.
iPhone users quickly learned they could activate the emoji keyboard in iOS 6 to add fun smileys and tiny icons in their text messages.
The emoji movement expanded into regular use on all social network sites, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and others.
Apple later introduced animoji, which are animated emoji in 2017. Source: lifewire

The list of interesting emoji facts

  • 🍑 Only 7% of people use the peach emoji as a fruit. The rest mostly use it as a butt or for other non-fruit uses.
  • Including emojis in a Tweet can increase engagement by 25.4%. Adding emojis to a Facebook post can increase the number of post likes by 57% and the number of comments and shares by 33%.
  • And 56% of brands that put emojis in their email subject lines had a higher unique open rate. Emoji marketing in digital channels can create quite an impact!

Read our guide to understand emoji history and how you can use them.


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