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Today is World Emoji Day, and in celebration of emojis, Adobe released its 2019 Emoji Trend Report, giving us some insight into the most popular emoji characters that people are using. For its report, Adobe surveyed 1,000 emoji users in the United States.

The most popular emoji was the laughing face with tears of joy (😂), while the heart (❤️) came in second and the face blowing a kiss (😘) was the third most popular emoji. Top pairings included heart eyes/face blowing a kiss (😍😘), laughing face with tears of joy/rolling on the floor laughing face (😂🤣), and face blowing a kiss/red heart (😘❤️).


Among emoji users, 62 percent said they use emoji to make conversations more fun, while 42 percent said they use them to better communicate thoughts and feelings. 31 percent said they use emoji to feel more connected to people, 31 percent said using emojis is faster than typing words, and 30 percent said they use emojis because they paint a clearer picture than words.

Women were most likely to use the 😂, ❤️, and 😘 emojis, respectively, while men favored 😂, 😁, and 😢. 93 percent of all emoji users said emojis lighten the mood of a conversation, while 91 percent said they use emojis to show support to people.

Specific emojis are used to represent different moods, as outlined in Adobe's graphic below:


81 percent of emoji users believe that people who use emojis are friendlier and more approachable, and when asked about the benefits of emoji 94 percent cited the ability to communicate across language barriers while 94 percent cited the usefulness of emojis to instantly share thoughts and ideas.


65 percent of emoji users said they were more comfortable expressing emotions via emoji rather than a phone call, something more prevalent among younger Generation Z individuals. Emoji users are most likely to include emojis in text messages, and among social networks, emoji usage is highest on Facebook.


When it comes to emoji at work, 61 percent said that they use emojis in a work context. 78 percent said emojis positively impact likability, 63 percent said emojis impact credibility, and 74 percent said emojis make positive news more sincere.


58 percent of emoji users said they're more likely to open up an email from a brand that uses emoji in the subject line, and 44 percent said that they're more likely to purchase products advertised using emojis.

76 percent of emoji users wish there were more emoji, specifically emojis representing food, drinks, and snacks. Emoji users also want more emojis related to animals and insects, emotions, and hand gestures, plus more representation/diversity.

Adobe's full emoji report, which includes additional details on how, when, and why people use emojis, can be accessed through Adobe's emoji blog.

Emojis have become an increasingly important part of the smartphone ecosystem in recent years, and Apple has embraced emoji, regularly adding new emoji characters following Unicode Consortium updates. Apple is set to add new emoji at some point in iOS 13 as earlier this year, the Unicode Consortium finalized its list of 2019 emojis.


Image via Emojipedia

Emojis we can expect to see in 2019 include flamingo, otter, waffle, butter, sloth, white heart, people holding hands, ice cube, snorkel, ballet shoe, orangutan, juice box, falafel, juice box, skunk, and more.

Article Link: 😂 😘 and ❤️ Named Most Popular Emoji in New Adobe Study
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Oct 5, 2017
Radical idea here, how about use a set of emoji that combined can create something that, well we can call a word, and by putting lots of emoji together you get lots of words that make a sentece.

Let's call them letters, and allow people to express themselves in a manner other can understand ....

I know it sounds wierd, but we can create a keyboard for them to make it easier, this would totally change the world.

I also have a slogan : "26 emojis, always in your pocket, express yourself!"

I don't understand how this site hasn't added emoji support to its forums yet.
They did :apple::);):(:mad::confused::cool::p:D:eek::oops::rolleyes:o_O


macrumors 6502a
Oct 27, 2006
I think the bigger reason is that these emojis appear first on the keyboard auto shortcuts. Attached a screenshot to show what I am talking about.


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macrumors 604
Mar 3, 2010
Phew -- so many old whiners in here!

Facial expression existed long before language and written word; emoji is the best digital approximation of that.

Take a reality pill and get with the "modern" "trend" folks.

The worry is not the usage of an emoji per se, but the inability to express and read emotions through other forms such as the written word, vocal tones, and actual facial expressions.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 8, 2008
typical of the antisocial generation. we'll soon see ransom notes made from emojis, emojis replacing roadway signs and other user interfaces. :cool::p:eek::rolleyes:


macrumors 68040
Oct 3, 2009
I'm so old, that in my days, they were called emoticons or smileys, and they were entirely made up of punctuation marks.

But to be honest, I don't get the whole emoji craze.
  • Use of anything but the classic smiling, sad, or laughing one is highly ambiguous and I have no idea what you're trying to say (like if you send me a gorilla or one expressing a complex emotion, like crying but laughing but also wearing glasses and riding a shark). Like, what are you trying to say? Why don't you just write it down instead?
  • Using them often makes you seem childish and immature, equivalent to TYP1NG EVERY7HING LIKE TH!S111
Seriously, when would you ever use an emoji depicting garlic? Or butter toast? Why would you ever have to use those? Since when is typing "dog" slower than opening up the emoji panel and scrolling through a quadrillion of emojis to find the one that looks like a dog?
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