The Emojis On Our Phones

..are one the most used keyboard features, with more than five billion of them used every day on social media.

The most popular one on Facebook and Twitter is the laughing yellow face with tears of joy, while Instagram has the heart emoji as the most used one.

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The history of the 5 billion emojis used every single day

bigthink.com

  • In 1999, a simple pictogram listing of 176 icons was invented by a Japanese interface designer, Shigetaka Kurita, for a phone company. The pictograms became a huge hit in Japan, prompting their use across the world.
  • The universal body overseeing emojis, the Unicode Consortium has listed over 3000 official emojis, which are in use today. It has been setting the global standard for symbols, characters, and later emojis, since 1991.

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