Americans love emojis, and now Apple has revealed the most popular on its many platforms.
And the winner is: the “Tears of Joy” emoji–by a lot!
The emoji has constantly been reported as one of the most popular by Emojipedia, which tracks new emojis and emoji popularity. “Tears of Joy” appears differently depending on the platform. You can see many of the variants here.
The word that “Tears of Joy” was the most popular was published in Apple’s “Differential Privacy” report, which outlines how the company gathers data about its users while respecting privacy.
The red heart emoji was second most popular, followed by “loudly crying.” The regular old smiling face, perhaps the emoji that started it all, was a distant eighth place.
According to the release, Apple is gathering information about our favorite emoji to “help design better ways to find and use our favorite emoji."
The brand also notes that the current top 10 had some “surprising favorites,” which I interpret to mean that Apple underestimates how often I roll my eyes over text message.
Also, another fun fact is the word emoji was 2015’s word of the year, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
There's a wide range of emoji to express your (almost) every emotion, from 💀 and 🍕 to 💕 and 😀, but almost every one of us has a go-to that inevitably sits at the top of our most used list!
What's your favorite emoji?!
My top five that I alway use are: 😍💕👏🏼😂😭