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These Are The Most Popular Emojis On Twitter This Year

Twitter has created a custom emoji to celebrate the beloved emoji's birthday. Simply Tweet with #WorldEmojiDay all weekend to activate the custom Twitter emoji

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Communication is fast changing, and with images instead of letters. These days emojis are common and used constantly on social media networking site to express emotion and tell stories with an emotion. A tweet or message with an emoji fills depth into it.

Let's celebrate third World Emoji Day, created by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge in 2014, on 17 July with hashtag #WorldEmojiDay on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Twitter has created a custom emoji to celebrate the beloved emoji's birthday. Simply Tweet with #WorldEmojiDay all weekend to activate the custom Twitter emoji.

Why 17 July?

July 17 is famously displayed on the iOS Calendar Emoji, which makes it the perfect date for World Emoji Day.

To kick off the weekend of celebrating, here is some data around how emojis are used everyday on Twitter.

See below for some India-specific data, global data and 'Four Tales of Emojis' on Twitter showcasing just how people around the world are using emojis on Twitter.

INDIA

Top emoji used in India is the joy emoji

The top 3 unique emojis used in India on Twitter that are :
1. Namaste emoji
2. Perfect emoji
3. Thumbs Up

Top 10 Emojis used in India on Twitter

1. Joy
2. Heart eyes
3. Namaste
4. Clap
5. Kissing Heart
6. Perfect
7. Blush
8. Thumbs Up
9. Dancer
10. Fire

Four tales of emojis on Twitter
Whether it's an Australian member of parliament, a Beyonce fan or stars reacting to #BREXIT people around the world are expressing themselves with emojis more than ever.

So if you haven't started Tweeting with emojis, then what better chance to join the world emoji party.

Here's some inspiration:

1) Politics

During the recent Australian Federal election campaign, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and queen of emojis, @JulieBishopMP responded to journalists and voters on Twitter using emojis

One of the biggest features of election day in Australia is the sausage sizzle at polling booths. So it's no surprise that the most-Tweeted #ausvotes emoji on polling day (2 July 2016) was the sausage in a bun!

When politiican and UKIP party leader and rival Nigel Farage announced his resignation earlier this month, rival politician Douglas Carswell Tweeted a single emoji in response

2) Lemonade!

Beyonce's album Lemonade made the lemon and bee emojis very popular on Twitter in April as fans used the emojis to share their excitement!

3) Crying with Laughter
2015 was the year in which the emoji went mainstream. The 'crying with laughter' emoji was most-used on Twitter last year, with 6.6 billion uses.

4) #BREXIT
When news broke that Britain had voted to leave the EU, stars Tweeted their reactions. Whether it was sorrow and joy, for these Tweeters, an emoji spoke a thousand words


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