World emoji day: here are the world’s top five emojis

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These days, we use emojis almost to the same extent as we use words when texting, but have you ever wondered which emojis people use the most?

Well, now you’ll no longer have to wonder! A study conducted by researchers from Adobe (ADBE) who surveyed 7,000 users across the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, and South Korea has found the answer.

And the “laugh out loud” 😂face is officially the world’s most popular emoji. In second place is the thumps up 👍 emoji , and the heart emoji ❤️ rounded off the top three.

In fourth and fifth place were the flirtatious “wink and kiss”😘 and “sad face with a tear” 😢.

Additionally, the researchers also found out which emojis were the most misunderstood, and although we’re pretty sure you may have an idea, we’ll be listing them for you, The “eggplant” 🍆 symbol was the most misunderstood, followed by the “peach” 🍑 and the “clown” 🤡.

According to the research, 90 per cent of respondents believe the emojis make it easier for them to express themselves. Meanwhile, 89 per cent of respondents said they also help to simplify communication across language barriers. And 67 per cent said they think people who use emojis are friendlier, funnier, and cooler than those who don’t.

Happy emoji day BUZZ Fam!