Unicode is a non-profit organization that maintains standardization for characters and symbols. Many people do not know about this Unicode before the popularity of emoji symbols. Thanks to the smartphones, emoji symbols are used by almost everyone of us regardless of the age. Unicode Consortium maintains the standard code assignment for emoji that other companies like Google, Microsoft and Apple uses with their own customizations.
Top 100 Emoji Symbols
There are more than 3300 emoji symbols available in Unicode version 14.0. They also include new emoji symbols every year based on the voting system from the members. Though 3K+ emoji are there most of us only use few popular emoji frequently. Based on the usage frequency, Unicode released the most popular emoji symbols and here is the list of top 100 emoji symbols that people use.
|1||😂||Face with tears of joy|
|3||🤣||Rolling on the floor laughing|
|5||😭||Loudly crying face|
|7||😘||Face blowing a kiss|
|8||🥰||Smiling face with hearts|
|9||😍||Smiling face with heart-eyes|
|10||😊||Smiling face with smiling eyes|
|12||😁||Beaming face with smiling eyes|
|15||😅||Grinning face with sweat|
|21||🙄||Face with rolling eyes|
|22||😆||Grinning squinting face|
|28||🙂||Slightly smiling face|
|31||😎||Smiling face with sunglasses|
|39||😋||Face savoring food|
|42||👉||Backhand index pointing right|
|50||😃||Grinning face with big eyes|
|53||😜||Winking face with tongue|
|56||😄||Grinning face with smiling eyes|
|64||👇||Backhand index pointing down|
|71||😱||Face screaming in fear|
|73||🤭||Face with hand over mouth|
|75||🌞||Sun with face|
|77||😇||Smiling face with halo|
|79||😈||Smiling face with horns|
|89||😚||Kissing face with closed eyes|
|93||🙋||Person raising hand|
|97||👈||Backhand index pointing left|
|98||💩||Pile of poo|
|99||✅||Check mark button|
Facts About Emoji Usage Frequency
Here are some of the facts to understand when looking at the popular emoji symbols.
- The fact is that 80% of people use only the above listed emoji symbols and all other emoji symbols are rarely used by anyone.
- Even during the difficult Covid19 pandemic situation, there are no negative or medical related emoji like face with medical mask 😷 are popular. This clearly indicates people generally use emoji symbols in chat communication for positive expressions.
- Most of the popular emoji includes faces, hearts and hands categories. Though there are different types of emoji available in these categories, people only use certain symbols indicating they do not use as per the meaning or name. For example, people just use blue or red or purple heart symbols without much worrying about the actual meaning.
- There is also an emoji tracker for Twitter that tracks the real-time usage of emoji symbols in tweets. The top Twitter emoji list is more or less same with top Unicode emoji list.
Whatsoever is the top emoji in the list, you can always use your favorite emoji symbols and enjoy the conversation.