Emojis have become part of everyday life — more so as they leap out of our phones and on to social media platforms.
Emojis are everywhere — people use them across social media, messages, and in tweets all the time. In 2015, emoji historian Jeremy Burge created World Emoji Day, which is observed as an unofficial holiday on July 17, and to celebrate, Facebook has revealed some “emoji stats.”
According to new data sent to IIC from the social media platform, emojis are more popular than ever. People are feeling the emoji love, apparently, as the “heart” emoji is being used twice as much on Facebook this year compared to last year.
One interesting tidbit is the fact that there are over 2,800 emojis out there, and the large majority of them (2,300) are used every day on Facebook.
Facebook’s Messenger platform is also an emoji-lovers heaven, as over 900 million emojis are sent without text on the platform every single day.
Every day, Facebook users collectively post 700 million emojis through wall posts, comments, and more. The most popular day for emoji usage? New Year’s Eve.
Finally, Facebook says that it is introducing a number of new features that will “help you show your emoji love,” including a camera frame and a themed text background.