Emojis are the world's 'fastest-growing language,' used by more than 90% of the world's online population.
Emojis originated on Japanese mobile phones in 1997 and went on to become increasingly popular worldwide in the 2010s.
Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji literally means "picture" (e) + "character" (moji).
In 2015, Oxford Dictionaries named the Face with Tears of Joy emoji (😂) the Word of the Year (UK).
According to Emojipedia, there are 3,521 emojis in the Unicode Standard as of October 2020.
The heart emoji is the most searched emoji since 2018, US.
World Emoji Day, an annual unofficial holiday dedicated to emojis is observed on July 17.
On March 5, 2019, a drop of blood emoji was released, intended to help break the stigma of menstruation.
Birthday cake and pizza emoji are the most common food emoji used year-round.
The original set of 176 emojis are on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.