The most popular emoji is the “Face with Tears of Joy.” The tragicomic figure is stuck between sobbing and riant, & is equally excellent for expressing the soaring highs of life and also the depressing lows.
It’s the foremost popular emoji among English-speaking iOS and mac users in the u.s., according to Apple, that published a chart showing the highest emoji usage on its devices, via MacRumors. The reveal comes from a somewhat surprising place: an overview about how Apple collects anonymized user data and analytics in iOS and macOS to higher improve the user experience. during this case, figuring out that emoji users type the foremost can help the company better recommend them for future use.
It’s not just Apple singing the praises of Face with Tears of Joy, though: other emoji-tracking metrics just like the website Emoji tracker (which monitors in real time emoji usage across Twitter) has the humble emoji at the No. one position across the whole social media website by a fairly large margin.
Back in 2015, the Oxford English dictionary gave the laughing, sobbing face the dubious honor of being the 1st emoji to hold the position of “word of the year.”
It appears that there’s only 1 reaction to all this news. If only there were some kind of way to express both laughter and tears with one symbol…