Following the information obtained in July on World Emoji Day, the Unicode consortium published its list of most frequently used emojis this week. The institution is responsible for maintaining the Unicode standard, a sector-wide consensus for encoding and digital representation of text, symbols and (in recent years) emojis.
This is the first time that the organization has released its internal data on the use of various emojis, thanks to it we can get a precise idea of users’ habits in terms of emojis, knowing the top ten user preferences. Here is the ranking of the most popular “smilies” right now:
- 😂 Face With Tears of Joy
- ❤️ Red Heart
- 😍 Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes
- 🤣 Rolling on the Floor Laughing
- 😊 Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes
- 🙏 Folded Hands
- 💕 Two Hearts
- 😭 Loudly Crying Face
- 😘 Face Blowing a Kiss
- 👍 Thumbs Up
The emoji ‘tears of joy’ and the ‘red heart’ are the two most popular of the group, as can be seen from the chart below, they reach about 10% and 7% of the overall use respectively.
The usage numbers are staggering, suffice it to say that almost a billion emojis are sent every day only on Facebook. Are you also a frequent user of emojis? And if so, what are your favorites? Let us know in the comments.