If there’s ever an excuse to let your favourite online stickers do the talking, today’s the day to cash in.
Today (Monday July 17) is World Emoji Day and hands tech-savvy messengers the opportunity to celebrate their emoji-usage in style.
A recent Facebook report found that over 5 billion emojis are sent every day via Messenger and it’s clear these little critters have become a hefty part of day-to-day life in the 21st century.
To celebrate today’s emoji holiday, Facebook has rounded up some quirky facts about emoji use on their site and on Facebook Messenger.
Here's a few little tid-bits you might not know about Facebook emojis:
- The most-used emoji on Facebook is the laugh-cry emoji (😂) (also topped most used emoji on Twitter). This is closely followed by the heart-eyes emoji.
- Facebook Messenger users are full of affection: In the U.K., Thailand, Canada, and Brazil, the top Messenger emojis were all heart-related while the U.S. and India both blew kisses to their friends with the kiss-heart emoji. Australia is generally more subdued, preferring a simple smiley emoji.
- Nine of the top-10 most used emoji on Facebook convey positive emotions
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