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A good emoji is worth a thousand words. According to Facebook, the most used Emoji is the teary laugh face . Same for twitter. Facebook also revealed the countries that use emojis the most and surprise, surprise, Nigeria is not part of it. lol

 

Apple yesterday on World Emoji Day, released a set of new emojis to include While a “mind blown” emoji and emojis wearing a headscarf and another breastfeeding, as a mark of inclusion.

Here are ten facts to celebrate world emoji day.

  1. The most-used emoji on Facebook and twitter is the ‘teary laugh’ face. It’s the most used on Twitter, too, which is quite nice to hear.
  2. The second most used is heart eyes.
  3. More than five billion emojis are sent every day on Messenger.
  4. In the UK, Thailand, Canada, and Brazil, the top Messenger emojis were all heart-related. In the US and India, millions upon millions of kisses were blown.
  5. The most popular emoji in the US is the rolling on the floor emoji.
  6. None of the top ten most-used emoji on Facebook convey negative emotions
  7. Emojis were created in 1998 by Shigetaka Kurita, an engineer at the Japanese phone company, NTT Docomo
  8. The name Emoji combines two Japanese words: “e” (picture) and “moji” (character).
  9. Before emojis, there were emoticons, facial expressions made with punctuation marks. The first emoticons appeared in an issue of Puck magazine, all the way back in 1881.
  10. July 17 was named World Emoji Day because it’s the date that appears on the iOS calendar emoji

Which emoji do you love or use the most? Drop your comments below

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