Tears of Joy continues to be one of the most popular emojis used worldwide in 2021.
According to data collected by the Unicode Consortium, the not-for-profit organization responsible for digitizing the world’s languages, Tears of Joy accounts for over 5 percent of all emoji use.
Other top emoji in 2021 included rolling on the floor, laughing face, thumbs up, loudly crying face, hands pressed together, face blowing kiss, face with hearts, face with heart eyes, and smiling face.
“Emoji patterns are pretty universal across the subcategories… top-ranked emoji consistently represent multiple concepts so they are used in a wider variety of situations. As an example, let’s look at clothing emojis. The top used is crown while the emoji collecting cobwebs in your keyboard seems to lack non-literal uses (like a clutch bag, lab coat, and flat shoe,” the report noted.
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The rocket ship is the most used when it comes to “Transport-Air” symbols, flexed biceps for “Body-Parts,” the bouquet for “Plant-Flower, the butterfly for “Animal” and the person doing a cartwheel takes the cake for the most popular “Person-Sport.”
Flags fall under the least popular category with the country flags being the least used subcategory despite having the largest collection of 258 assorted emojis.