Things you may not know about emojis

  • The first emoji was created by Shigetaka Kurita in Japan in 1999.
  • Emojis were fully embraced by the masses in 2012 when Apple released iOS 6.
  • The emoji craze had caught on so much throughout 2012 and 2013 that it was added as a real word by the one and only Oxford Dictionaries in August 2013
  • The first World Emoji Day was celebrated July 17, 2014.
  • There 2,666 emojis in the Unicode Standard list as of July 2017.
  • According to Emoji Tracker, people seriously love to use the face with tears of joy to express their laughter
  • The red heart, the heart eyes face, and the pink hearts emojis fall in second, third, and fourth place, respectively
  • 60 billion emojis are sent on Facebook every day as of July 2017

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