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Ahead of World Emoji Day on July 17, Adobe has released its annual in-depth study on the latest emoji trends. Based on responses from users around the world, the report gives a look at the most popular emoji, how users see them as valuable, the top three best and worst emoji when dating, the most motivating emoji at work, and much more.

Along with many respondents saying emoji help with empathy, respect, inclusivity, and expressing emotions, the study revealed the top five favorite emoji:

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1.Face with Tears of Joy

The laughing emoji that almost everyone must have used. The official name is Face with Tears of Joy, or simply Laughing Crying and LOL for short. Have you ever experienced, seen, or heard something that made you laugh out loud?

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This yellow face describes it perfectly. Raised eyebrows, big laugh, smiling eyes with tears that indicate how loud you laugh. This emotion was originally intended to express something fun and very funny.

However, now the meaning has shifted somewhat because these emotes can also be used to tease (laugh at other people because of their ignorance, for example), or because they are so sad that they feel like laughing at themselves while crying, it can too. Perhaps it is because the purpose of using this emoji is so varied, that it is the # 5 Most Popular Emojis position in the world.

2.Thumb Up/Like

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Thumbs Up Emoji with a thumbs-up gesture indicates approval, acceptance, or agreement. Often is used to say «everyhing is good» or «i like that». The Thumbs Up Emoji appeared in 2010, and also known as the Thumbs Up Symbol.


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The Unicode name (an information technology standard for the consistent coding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world’s writing systems) for this emoticon is Heavy Black Heart, despite its red color.

Hence, there are other names for this emoji, namely Red Heart, Love Heart, or just Heart. Note: Unicode character names existed before emojis had their colors! So, the term or name for this emoji actually refers to the pitch-black heart character ‘❤︎’.

This classic love heart emoji, used for expressions of love and gratitude, is displayed in various shades of red on most platforms. On Snapchat, this emoji is displayed next to a friend’s account name when you and he have become # 1 Best Friends for two weeks in a row.

4. Face Blowing a Kiss, aka Hot Lips

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A less steamy version of Angel Baby, Hot Lips is more appropriate for those with a pre-hookup status. This is the best emoji to send your crush to make it clear how you're feeling about them.

When to use this emoji: To let him know you can't stop thinking about his steamy kisses, send him a Hot Lips paired with an "XO" to get his wheels turning. It's all about planting the seed, and Hot Lips does just that.

Alternative: make your own Hot Lips by sending a quick snap after you've applied your fave lipstick.

5.Sad Face with One Teardrop

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Have you ever felt sad but have to accept it? Emot Smiling Face with Tear is perfect for describing your feelings. A smiling face, with one teardrop. This emotion is actually meant to be used and shows someone is being touched, relieved, or grateful. But, it can also be used to show a certain feeling of smiling through the pain.

Smiling Face with Tears is even newer than the puppy eyes above. It was approved as part of Unicode 13.0 in 2020 and was added to Emoji 13.0 that same year. But, the cool thing is, this emoticon immediately took the third position most used by people! This shows that everyone is a sad boy.

Top Five Most Popular Emojis In The World
Millennials and Gen Z in the US may no longer think ‘laugh’ emoji are cool, but majority of emoji users around the world disagree, new study finds .

The “laugh out loud” face emoji is officially the most popular emoji in the world, according to Adobe researchers who surveyed 7,000 users in the US, UK, Germany, France, Japan , Australia and South Korea.

The ‘thumbs up’ emoji came in second, followed by the ‘red heart’ emoji. The flirtatious “wink and kiss” and “sad face with a tear” emojis completed the top five, respectively.

The results of the study were published in the Global Emoji Trend Report 2021 beforeWorld Emoji Daythe Saturday.

Gen Z made the point on TikTok that the laughing emoji is cliché and not cool.

“I use everything except the laughing emoji,” said Walid Mohammed, 21. “I stopped using it a while ago because I saw older people using it, like my mom, older siblings, and just older people in general.”

The latest emoji trends report also looked at the three most misunderstood emojis. He found that the “eggplant” symbol exceeded the “peach” and “clown” emojis, respectively, as being the most confusing.

Sixty-seven percent of people think those who use emojis are friendlier, funnier, and cooler than those who don’t.

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