World Emoji Day: Apple announces 70 new emojis; Facebook shares emoji users’ stats

Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Apple celebrated World Emoji Day on Tuesday, announcing the launch of new emojis and sharing overwhelming statistics on how many emojis are used on the platforms on a daily basis

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Emojis have become an essential part of online vocabulary today. It’s hard to imagine an online conversation without emojis; integrating emojis in chats has become just as natural as texting. The tech giants Facebook, Apple and Twitter celebrated World Emoji Day on Tuesday by announcing overwhelming statistics on how many emojis are used on social media.

Apple, in its new iOS 12 update, is bringing forth 70 new emoji characters. These emojis will have hair colour variations, gender-neutral characters as well as mythical creatures. The update will reach the users later this year.

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According to Facebook and Messenger stats, the ‘heart’ emoji is one of the most used expression on the platform. The stats revealed that users post over 700 million emojis on Facebook and over 900 million emojis are sent out without text on Messenger on a daily basis. The social networking giant also announced that new emojis, including a camera frame and a themed text feature, would soon be part of Facebook and Messenger.

Keeping in mind the growing popularity of emojis, Microblogging site Twitter has been introducing a variety of cultural, entertainment, sports and news related emojis, ranging from iconic symbols to historic signs and motifs of festivals. It also released a list of the top 10 emojis used on the platform- heart, fire, thumbs up and heart eyes smileys.

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