The loudly crying face emoji was the second most shared emoji in 2020, and the face with tears of joy was #1. ✨, ❤️, ?, and ? have remained as #3, #4, #5, and #6 respectively for two years straight. ?, ?, and ? propelled forward in 2021, pushing ? off the top 10 list this time around.
The laugh-cry emoji, or ?, is the most-used emoji in the world, according the Unicode Consortium.
Tears of joy prevailed as the most-used emoji in 2021, despite Gen Z's stated contempt for it.
The rest of this year's top 10 most-used emoji, which mostly have positive vibes, are:
- ? - Rolling on the Floor Laughing.
- ? - Thumbs Up Sign.
- ? - Loudly Crying Face.
- ? - Folded Hands (aka the prayer emoji)
- ? - Face Blowing a Kiss.
- ? - Smiling Face With Three Hearts.
- ? - Smiling Face with Heart-Shaped Eyes.
These are the most popular emojis of 2021
- ? – Rolling on the floor laughing.
- ? – Thumbs up.
- ? – Loudly crying face.
- ? – Folded hands.
- ? – Face blowing a kiss.
- ? – Smiling face with hearts.
- ? – Smiling face with heart-eyes.
- ? – Smiling face with smiling eyes.
? Meaning. Depicting two hands pressed together and fingers pointed up, ? Folded Hands is variously used as a gesture of prayer (religious or secular), thanks, request, and greeting as well to express such sentiments as hope, praise, gratitude, reverence, and respect.
Right now, the least used emoji is "input symbol for Latin letters (?)," which is a blue square with lowercase 'abc' on it. Before that, the least used emoji was "non-potable water symbol (?)," and before that, it was briefly "input symbol for Latin capital letters (?)."
The kiss mark emoji ? is a flirty little symbol of a lipstick marking that can indicate affectionate or friendly kisses, love and romance, sexiness, cosmetics and beauty, and in some cases, sassiness. Related words: ? face throwing a kiss emoji.
Generally depicts the moon as a dark disc with a slightly smiling human face and nose. See also ? New Moon. May be used to represent the moon more generally. Popularly perceived as creepy, used to throw shade (express disapproval), or convey various suggestive or ironic sentiments.
The hugging face emoji is meant to depict a smiley offering a hug. But, it's often just used to show excitement, express affection and gratitude, offer comfort and consolation, or signal a rebuff. This range of meaning is thanks to the ambiguous—and very grope-y—appearance of its hands.
? Loudly Crying Face conveys uncontrollable feelings and overwhelming sentiments, ranging from grief and disappointment to hilarity and joy. Its tone is often meant to be hyperbolic. The emoji is not to be confused with ? Face With Tears of Joy, though it frequently gets paired with it and is used for the same effect.
? In total there are 3,633 emojis in the Unicode Standard, as of September 2021. The most recent emoji release is Emoji 14.0, which added 112 new emojis. This figure includes sequences for gender, skin tone, flags, and the components that are used to create keycap, flag, and other sequences.
Face with tears of joy took first place followed by Hearts in second and Rolling on the floor laughing in third. Flags, despite being the group with the most emojis, were the least used category.
It mostly serves to draw attention to something the user wants to highlight, especially in situations that involve drama and interpersonal tension. It can also be an emoji representation of shifty eyes or the action of side-eyeing. This emoji sometimes appears when someone finds a person attractive.
What does ? Moai emoji mean? The moai emoji depicts a head with elongated ears, nose, and a heavy brow, appearing to be carved out of gray stone. Use of the moai emoji is usually meant to imply strength or determination, and it's also used frequently in Japanese pop-culture posts.
? Meaning. As its official name reveals, ? Smirking Face represents the facial expression of a smirk. It's used to communicate a range of feelings, including smugness, self-confidence, self-indulgence, mischief, cheeky humor, and general satisfaction.
Both can have romantic vibes, but ? is a sweet emoji you can easily send a parent or friend. ? is more often used in steamy, sensual messages—although you can still give it a platonic or sassy context. Overall, both emojis can be used interchangeably or together to say "kiss" without fully writing the word.
What does Red Heart emoji ❤️ mean? The red heart emoji is used in warm emotional contexts. It can be used to express gratitude, love, happiness, hope, or even flirtatiousness.
means "Love." The characters < and 3 (which literally mean "less than three") form a picture of a heart on its side, which is used as an emoticon, meaning "love." For example: Sam: <3. Ali: <3.
A symbol showing the capital letters A, B, C and D. Intended to be used on a software keyboard, or other input screen to toggle capital letter input. Input Latin Uppercase was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Input Symbol for Latin Capital Letters” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
If your Android device does not support emoji, you'll have to search for a tool or setting that enables emoji on the Google Play Store. Third-party keyboards like SwiftKey and Fleksy fully support emoji when typing and sending messages.