Monday was the 10th annual World Emoji Day and Emojipedia, which is a reference site for emoji meanings and news etc, is sharing what’s new in the world of these popular pictographs. Emojis are part of nearly all digital communication today, with more than 10-billion used around the world daily. That’s close to 7-million emojis every minute!
According to Emojipedia, the little sideways rolling on the floor laughing emoji is the winner of the “World Emoji Lifetime Achievement Award.” Keith Broni, Emojipedia editor-in-chief says, “It’s the number two most popular emoji in the world today (behind the more straightforward laugh-crying face) and by far and away the most popular “new” emoji added in the last 10 years.”
These are the top 10 most used emoji in 2023 so far:
- 😂 Face with Tears of Joy
- 🤣 Rolling on the Floor Laughing
- ❤️ Red Heart
- 🙏 Folded Hands
- 😭 Loudly Crying Face
- 😍 Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes
- ✨ Sparkles
- 🔥 Fire
- 😊 Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes
- 🥰 Smiling Face with Hearts4
Emojipedia and Unicode, the governing body behind emojis, say these are the top-ranked prospects to be the next new emoji:
- Phoenix - A mythical bird rising from the ashes could be used for everything from recovering from a hangover to nailing a tough job interview.
- Lime - There’s even a Change.org.petition to add this one!
- Families - Since families come in all shapes and sizes, the emojis depicting them should, too. To be more inclusive, four family-based emojis are being considered: two adults and one kid, one adult and two kids, one adult and one child and two adults with two kids.
- Head-shaking horizontally and vertically - Otherwise known as “yes” and “no.”
- Broken chain - This one represents a link between two parties that’s been shattered or a literal metal chain that’s been broken.