How Many Emojis are There in Total?

There are totally 3304 emoji symbols are available as per Unicode version 13.0. They are categorized under 10 Unicode blocks.

CategoryCount
Smileys & Emoticons151
People & Body1837
Component9
Animal & Nature140
Food & Drink129
Travel & Places215
Activities84
Objects250
Symbols220
Flags269
Total3304

Unicode Emoji

Unicode consortium is a non-profit organization that maintains specification for emoji and characters. They releases new emoji each year after going through submission and approval process. The above table is the latest available emoji as per Unicode version 13.0 as of May 2020.

Emoji Categories

Though all emoji are categorized into 10 major groups, Unicode further groups emoji based on the format. Below is the complete list of emoji based on the format from official Unicode website.

FormatSmileys & EmotionPeople & BodyComponentAnimals & NatureFood & DrinkTravel & PlacesActivitiesObjectsSymbolsFlagsTotal
1501421371292158425020551317
Ⓒ ‧ 🏿580580
Ⓩ ‧ 🦰1212
Ⓩ ‧ 🦰 ‧ 🏿6060
Ⓩ ‧ ♀100100
Ⓩ ‧ ♀ ‧ 🏿460460
Ⓩ ‧ 👩6060
Ⓩ ‧ 👩 ‧ 🏿300300
Ⓩ ‧ 👪3232
Ⓩ ‧ 👪 ‧ 🏿8585
Ⓩ ‧ 🏿55
Ⓩ ‧ Ⓒ11338
#️⃣1212
🏁258258
🏴33
🔗9312
Total15118379140129215842502202693304

Format:

Emoji are grouped based on the below classification.

  • Ⓒ – singletone emoji symbols
  •  🏿 – contains skintone modifier
  • Ⓩ – contains zero width joiner
  • 🦰- contains hair component
  • ♀- gender component
  • 👩- indicating role
  • 👪- group emoji
  • #️⃣- keycap
  • 🏁- flags
  • 🏴-subdivision of flag
  • 🔗- isolated components
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Typing Emoji Symbols

The purpose of Unicode emoji symbols are simple – you can type those emoji like any other text characters. Though, you will not find default keys on physical keyboard for typing emoji symbols, you can use emoji keyboards to type these emoji.

  • On Windows 10 PC, press “Win Logo + Dot” keys to open emoji keyboard.
  • On Mac, press “Control + Command + Space” to open Character Viewer that contains all emoji and other symbols.
  • All smartphones have dedicated emoji keyboard, you can use to type.

In addition to emoji keyboards, you can also you alt code shortcuts in Windows and option code shortcuts in Mac to type emoji symbols.

Other Emoji Symbols

However, many applications use custom emoji symbols that you can only use on that application. Best example is the animated emoji symbols available on the popular instant messaging applications Skype. You can use shortcuts or select the emoji from from the emoji panel. Though, it works like a text in Skype you can’t copy and paste it on other applications like Microsoft Word.

Skype Hourglass with Flowing Sand Emoticon
Skype Hourglass with Flowing Sand Emoticon

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