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Popularly used Emoji's in 2020 ๐Ÿค— โ˜บ๏ธ ๐Ÿค” (Most read)

In total there are 3,304 emojis in the Unicode Standard as of March 2020. This includes sequences for gender or skin tone, flags, and the components that are used to create keycap, flag, and other sequences. The latest emoji release is Emoji 13.0. (Source: Unicode)

World Emoji Awards

Each year on July 17, Emojipedia hosts the World Emoji Awards. In 2020, these will reveal:

  • ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ“ˆ Most Popular New Emoji. Any emoji approved in 2019 is eligible, determined by which is most used on Twitter.

    • ๐Ÿฅ‡ 1st Place: TBD

    • ๐Ÿฅˆ 2nd Place: TBD

    • ๐Ÿฅ‰ 3rd Place: TBD

  • ๐Ÿ—ณ๐Ÿค— Most Anticipated Emoji. Any emoji approved in 2020 is eligible, user-voted. These aren't on most phones yet.

  • ๐Ÿฆ โœŠ๐Ÿฟ Most 2020 Emoji. User-voted bracket to determine which emoji best represents 2020. Finalists:

    • ๐Ÿฆ  Microbe

    • โœŠ๐Ÿฟ Raised Fist: Dark Skin Tone

Recent Emoji Trends

Regarding emoji trends, a recent Emojipedia analysis found the following:

  • โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ“‰ The relative use of positive smiley face emojis is on the decline (down 5.63%)

  • ๐Ÿฅบโซ Pleading Face is experiencing surging popularity

  • ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“ˆ The top ten emojis used on Twitter are relatively stable

  • ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ˜‚ Face with Tears of Joy remains the most used emoji on Twitter

  • ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ†™ Emoji use as a whole continues to rise, with nearly one in five tweets now containing at least one emoji

  • ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿฆ  The increase in emoji use has been potentially slowed by our new normal, but its too soon to say this with certainty

  • ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘ Smileys & People still dominate in terms popular emoji categories, while ๐Ÿ”ฃ Symbols are on the decline

  • โœˆ๏ธโคต๏ธ Emojis in the Travel & Places category have seen larger than usual decreases recently, possibly due to travel restrictions

See also: Coronavirus-related emoji trends.

Emoji Popularity: Twitter

According to an Emojipedia analysis, the top 13 emojis used on Twitter in April 2020 were:

  1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Face with Tears of Joy

  2. ๐Ÿ˜ญ Loudly Crying Face

  3. ๐Ÿฅบ Pleading Face

  4. ๐Ÿคฃ Rolling on the Floor Laughing

  5. โค๏ธ Red Heart

  6. โœจ Sparkles

  7. ๐Ÿ˜ Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes

  8. ๐Ÿ™ Folded Hands

  9. ๐Ÿ˜Š Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes

  10. ๐Ÿฅฐ Smiling Face with Hearts

  11. ๐Ÿ‘ Thumbs Up

  12. ๐Ÿ’• Two Hearts

  13. ๐Ÿค” Thinking Face

Emoji Usage

  • ๐Ÿ˜ฒ One in five tweets now includes an emoji (19.04%)

  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ 5 billion emojis are sent daily on Facebook Messenger

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ By mid-2015, half of all comments on Instagram included an emoji

  • ๐Ÿ‘ Only 7% of people use the peach emoji as a fruit

    • The rest mostly use it as a butt or for other non-fruit uses


  • ๐Ÿ“ Founded: 2013

  • ๐Ÿ‘€ Average monthly page views: 45 million

  • ๐Ÿ“ฅ Emoji Wrap email subscribers: 18,000


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