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Here Are The Most Popular Emojis Of 2021


With 2022 less than a month away, Unicode Consortium has taken a trip down memory lane and counted down the most used emojis of 2021…



As per the company’s findings, the most popular emoji is the Tears of Joy, which ‘accounts for over 5% of all emoji use’. Next, in second place, is the classic red heart.


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Overall, the top ten emojis used across the globe are the crying laughing face, red heart, rolling on the floor crying face, thumbs up, crying face, prayer hands, kissing face, smiling face with hearts and the smiley face.



When it comes to categories, the rocket ship is the most favoured in ‘Transport-Air’ symbols, flexed biceps for ‘Body-Parts’, a bouquet of flowers for ‘Plant-Flower’, the butterfly for ‘Animal’ and the person doing a cartwheel for ‘Person-Sport’.


Here Are The Most Used Emojis of 2021 - The New York Times


In the meantime, the least used category is ‘Flags’ despite the fact that it represents the largest collection of 258 emojis.


If you want to view the full report, you can click here!