Thursday, December 2, 2021

The Most Frequently Used Emoji of 2021

The Unicode Emoji Mirror Project

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92% of the world’s online population use emoji — but which emoji are we using? The Unicode Consortium, the not-for-profit organization responsible for digitizing the world’s languages, gathers information about how frequently emoji are used. Looking at patterns of usage helps to determine what new emoji should be added to the Unicode Standard. As part of this effort, we are making that data available to the public. 

The new Unicode Emoji Frequency page lists the Unicode v12.0 emoji ranked in order of how frequently they were used in 2021 and what has changed since 2019. Check it out for more analysis, insights and patterns that illustrate our collective experience during a global pandemic.


Over 144,000 characters are available for adoption to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages