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Happy World Emoji Day! Here are the emojis we can't stop using

Happy World Emoji Day! Here are the emojis we can't stop using
Posted at 9:11 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 09:12:42-04

Happy World Emoji Day! Go ahead, look closely at that calendar emoji on your phone, with the default date of July 17. That makes Friday World Emoji Day.

This year has been so … much. There are hardly any words to describe it. Try emojis today.

Emojipedia looked at which emojis were most often included in conversations about the coronavirus. The mask-wearing face was the top result 😷😷😷, but people are also using the Nauseated Face 🤢, Face Vomiting 🤮, Sneezing Face 🤧, and Face with a Thermometer 🤒.

Emojipedia says relative use of the smiley face emoji is down more than 5 percent over the last year.

According to Emojipedia, the top ten emojis from April 2020 (which seems like a lifetime ago):

  1. 😂 Face with Tears of Joy
  2. 😭 Loudly Crying Face
  3. 🥺 Pleading Face
  4. 🤣 Rolling on the Floor Laughing
  5. ❤️ Red Heart
  6. ✨ Sparkles
  7. 😍 Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes
  8. 🙏 Folded Hands
  9. 😊 Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
  10. 🥰 Smiling Face with Heart

Although, the recent events of 2020 will probably bump some new ones to the list.

World Emoji Awards are being announced Friday, and after weeks of online voting, will name “the most 2020 emoji”.

In total, there are 3,304 emojis in the Unicode Standard, as of March 2020. The most recent emoji release added 117 new emojis.

Emoji is a standardized set of characters available on iOS, Android, Windows and macOS. While the pictures may vary slightly, the meaning remains the same across platforms.