The world’s most popular emoji has been revealed – and it doesn’t really come as a surprise.

The face with ‘tears of joy’ has been found to be the most popular in the world. 

At least it means we all must be pretty happy then, right?

Experts analysed 427 million messages from 4 million smartphone users in 212 countries, using the app Kiki Emoji Keyboard to gather the data.

They found that the emoji accounts for 15.4 per cent of total emoji usage.

The study, conducted by the University of Michigan, is believed to be the ‘first large-scale analysis of emoji usage.’


Here’s the complete list:

1. Face with tears of joy

2. Heart

3. Smiling with heart-shaped yes

4. Face blowing a kiss


5. Smiling face with smiling eyes 

6. Smiling face

7. Ok hand sign

8. Grinning face with smiling eyes

9. Loudly crying face

10. Two hearts


11. Unamused face

12. Smirking face

13. See-no-evil monkey

14. Winking face

15. Disappointed but relieved face

16. Heart with arrow


17. Pensive face

18. Sparkling heart

19. Grinning face

20. Clapping hands sign


Which emoji do you send the most?


Source: Daily Mail

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