The “face with tears of joy” emoji — which you might know as the “crying laughing” face — is officially the most used emoji in most countries in the world, a new study that analyzed 9 million geotagged tweets found in February 2022. The company that conducted the study, Crossword-Solver, listed the top emojis in use in all countries all over the world
They found that the most countries are either laughing or loving as face with tears of joy 😂 and red heart ❤️ are the first and second most used emojis worldwide. Also, the face with tears of joy 😂 is the most common emoji in 75 countries. In addition, Wordle-themed emojis 🟩 🟨 ⬜ find their way into America’s top ten most-used emojis. Also, emojis are not a universal language. In China the clapping hands emoji 👏 suggests “making love,” while sending thumbs up👍 to a Greek may cause offence.
“If real emojis grew in size with their popularity, the world would be a terrifying place. Thankfully, the graphic below is just a data visualization demonstrating how the world’s most commonly used emojis would look if their size were related to their use. The face with tears of joy is the giant of international emoji use. It even became the only picture to be Oxford Word of the Year; with Oxford University Press calling it “the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015”.”
Here is the most used emoji in Twitter all over the world
“There are 3,663 official emojis, but the most popular are a lot more popular than the rest. Face with tears of joy is used nearly twice as often as third-most-popular rolling on the floor laughing, which is in turn twice as common as the folded hands emoji – which is sixth most used. However, there are efforts to make emojis more diverse. Different skin colors were first made available in 2015, while the pregnant man and pregnant person emojis are among the latest additions”.
“We used the Twitter API to retrieve 9 million geotagged tweets. Based on this sample, we determined the most used emoji worldwide and for certain countries with available data. The maximum number of tweets from the same account was limited to 1 per day to exclude bots. We used “unique appearances” to calculate the frequency of an emoji in the sample. This means that, for tweets that have the same emoji more than once; we only counted the first occurrence towards the total usage of that emoji”.