Today is World Emoji Day!
In honor of this 🎉 occasion, let’s explore some fun facts about these little icons.
Did You Know?
World Emoji Day is celebrated on July 17th because that’s what the 📅calendar emoji depicts as its image.
There’s even an emoji anthem. Check it out below!
The first emoji was created in 1999 by Shigetaka Kurita in Japan 🗾.
As of July 2017, 60 million emojis are sent on Facebook every day.
In a ranking of the world’s top 10 used emojis on Facebook, the laughing with tears emoji 😂, the heart eyes emoji 😍, and the kissy face emoji 😗 were listed as the top three.
Who uses more emojis girls or boys? The girls win at 78%. Only 60% of boys use emojis.
Looking for a certain emoji? Try using Emojipedia. Here you can type in any subject and find an emoji for it.
What’s your favorite emoji? Is there an emoji you’d like to see invented? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section!
Have a Happy (Emoji) Day 😄