History of Emoji

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There are currently 3664 different emojis. Over 10 billion emojis are sent every day ๐Ÿคฏ

Emoticons have come a long way since their formation in the late 20th century ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ

In a world where the vast majority of communication and expression is achieved through messaging and social media, Emoji has provided people with a vast array of tools to send and receive information with far greater accuracy and empathy than could possibly be achieved with standard letters, numbers and symbols ๐Ÿ™„

Emoji is everywhere: It's in your DMs, your social feeds, and even your work inbox; your Grandma uses emojis; and sometimes you just default to emoji-only messaging when thinking of words is too much effort

Deliberate and strategic use of emojis in conjunction with text has the potential to create a deeper meaning and more distinct tone than text alone, meaning messages are less likely to be misinterpreted. Emoji helps us differentiate between sarcasm and seriousness; fear and excitement; amusement and disgust; disappointment and relief; and much more

Check out for a detailed history of Emoji ๐Ÿ™Œ

You'll learn why the eggplant emoji was banned and why the revolver was replaced with a water pistol amongst other controversies

Top 10 most used emojis:

1. Crying-laughing ๐Ÿ˜‚
2. Love heart โค๏ธ
3. Rolling on the floor laughing ๐Ÿคฃ
4. Thumbs up ๐Ÿ‘
5. Crying ๐Ÿ˜ญ
6. Hands-clasped ๐Ÿ™
7. Kissy face ๐Ÿ˜˜
8. Smiling face with hearts ๐Ÿฅฐ
9. Heart eyes ๐Ÿ˜
10. Smiley-blush ๐Ÿ˜Š

What's your favourite emoji?
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