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World Emoji Day

In the 21st-century people speak less and express more. Nowadays people love to relate to themselves by using emojis. Yes, emoticons are one of the best ways to talk or articulate what you are feeling. When words are not enough to tell then these emojis do their work. They convey our message in one single click. Soon, people will use emojis as means of communication.


“World Emoji Day” was founded by Jeremy Burge; it is an unofficial holiday celebrated on July 17. On the iPhone, you can famously see the date mentioned on the calendar on World Emoji Day. Jeremy Burge is also known as the founder of Emojipedia. 


They might not be available on all phones but it is easily available on Emojipedia. Thousands of emoticons, whatever you like, your wants of any category you can find it.  An important improvement or we can say a little more spice had been added to the emoji list, around 2,823 emojis have been added after its update in 2018. Their main purpose is to make emojis more diverse.  


World Emoji Day has been celebrated annually since 2014 but there is no holiday. This day is celebrated for happiness. On 17 July 2015, this World Emoji Day was top trending on Twitter. Especially on this day, Apple announces all major expansions or whatever they are going to add to its emoji packs. Apple celebrates this ad in a very unique way. 


Emoji is the fastest-growing language in history. Five billion emojis are sent every day, just on Facebook, WhatsApp and Messenger. They're appearing in some surprising places too. It is a little funny but it was a very big step taken by a judge. In England, a court judge used a smiley face in a document because he wanted to explain or convey her decision to the children. If a judge can use emoji to convey her verdict, it should not be surprising that there is a day to celebrate emojis.  


World Emoji Day is now a global celebration for everybody as it has helped people around to express their emotions easily. Just you have to select your favorite emoji or you can choose according to your mood to pass or convey your message, what you want to say. Unlike before, emojis are not only limited to faces; now they also include animals, flowers, planets, alphabets, activities, clothes, food, hearts, birds, countries flags and the list goes on and on.


The first emoji was created by Shigetaka Kurita, in 1999. He was an engineer working at a Japanese mobile operator, NTT Docomo. He created around 175-pixel emojis for the release of the Japanese mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo's integrated mobile internet service "I-mode".  


This was only for 250 characters the service was allowed which gave Kurita the challenge to figure out a way to communicate in an expressive but short way. Every platform has changed or added something but Yahoo Messenger still uses the oldest 'mainstream' emoji. In 2010, Unicode emoji was finally standardized.  


In 2016, Google changed the appearance of Unicode characters to display on Android, Gmail, Hangouts, and Chrome OS products. As of 2020, the majority of major platforms had switched to showing July 17 on this emoji, to avoid confusion on World Emoji Day. 


In 2016, Facebook also launched Reactions to its feed. It allows its user to react to someone's post. Before the upgraded version there was a classic thumbs-up “like” button. Even after upgrading Facebook, this feature is still there. This like button on Facebook was launched in 2009. Now the reactions that were included are, “love”, “Haha”, “wow”, “sad” and “angry”. 


As I had told you before every application was introducing something or another feature. Telegram launched the most unique way of sending emojis. As it introduced the very first animated emojis on an instant messenger app. On top of that, it now offers over 20,000 free high-quality stickers developed over the past five years. Different types of stickers and 10 different categories of animated GIFs as well. 


If we have any common language that is Emojis. If we are not connected with words still, we are connected with emojis. Around 60 million emojis are sent every day on Facebook. Five million are sent every day on Messenger.


A study by Time magazine reported that 51% of people use this emoji as they say it gives their texts more personality and 49% say that emojis make it easier to express their feelings. When it comes to gender differences, researchers found that women use emojis nearly twice as often as men.  


Emojis became more sophisticated and beautiful over time and even saved our time by using them. Emoticons have become part of our digital life and help us to express our feelings and communicate at best and in today's time, everyone has their own set of emojis that suits them best.   


These companies introduced and expanded emojis in their firms; 


·      Since 2017, every year Apple announces its upcoming expansions of emojis in iOS on World Emoji Day.


·      If you use an iPhone, then you will notice that the date on the emoji icon of the calendar in your smartphone device is July 17th. It is said that new emoji are coming to iOS, including a Ninja! 


·      Inspiring from others, Google also announced plans to bring back some classic emoji designs in 2020.


·      In 2017 the Empire State Building was  lit up by “emoji yellow”, 


·      In New York the Saks Fifth Avenue hosted an Emoji Red Carpet.


·      In 2017 Google retired its emoji blobs. 


·      In 2018 the world premiere of ‘Emojiland the Musical’ took place in New York City. 


·      Pepsi launched PepsiMoji in 2015, which included an emoji keyboard and the bottles and cans were specially customized by Pepsi on the occasion of World Emoji Day.  


·      In 2019, the most popular new emoji was given to Smiling Face with Hearts. In 2020 the most popular emoji was the white heart, followed by the yawning face and brown heart.  


·      Kim Kardashian released her Kimoji fragrance line on the occasion of ‘World Emoji Day’ in 2018. 


The former professor of linguistics, Johanna Nichols, believes that the standard for distinguishing languages is “mutual intelligibility.” And even if emojis do not yet qualify as a formal language, they work exceptionally well as a system of visual expression. 


The main purpose of World Emoji Day is to promote the use of emojis and to spread happiness among people who love to use emojis in their life. Emojis are for all of us. 


This day is celebrated on the large scale by using hashtags on social media platforms. This is the way they participate and use millions of emojis across the world. Some of them use their favourite emoticons and post their pictures on social media apps. 


So, if you want to send someone a message using emojis to celebrate World Emoji Day. Emojipedia has plenty to choose from, including six colours of raising hand emojis, five party emojis and two kinds of fireworks and many more emoticons had been included.


Nowadays you cannot even imagine a conversation without using emojis. Emojis have made life easy to express the emotions we are feeling. Sometimes you don’t have words to express, but thank God that now emojis do that work. In today’s time, our chats are incomplete without emojis.


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