Did you know that humans have already allocated a day for emojis? Well, there is, and it’s on 17th July!
We use them every day, and they have already become an essential part of our lives, so why don’t we revel them?
Welcome to World Emoji Day!
The 2020 World Emoji Awards are underway!
Your votes will serve to crown Most Popular New Emoji, the Most Anticipated Emoji, and the Most 2020 Emoji!
Discover more about annual awards at https://worldemojiday.com/
Jeremy Berge, an Australian software developer who is the founder of Emojipedia created in 2014 and a well-known expert on emojis, was the inventor of World Emoji Day.
Emojis are the fastest growing language nowadays. They were born in Japan in the 1990s. Innovative technological companies like Apple started to incorporate these symbols into their phones. So, emojis are used by millions of people all over the world. Five billion emojis are communicated every day, just on Facebook. They’re appearing in some unexpected places too. In England, one court judge had used a smiley face emoji in a document to make it easy to explain the court decision to children.
On World Emoji Day 2019, the Smiling Face with Hearts awarded as the Most Popular New Emoji.
Emojipedia is where anyone can learn what each emoji exactly symbolizes and how to use it while the company Unicode is honored with the creation of computer code that gives us emojis. If someone wants to improve his/her emoji vocabulary, they can use Emojipedia to discover the latest ways to utter emojis.
Thus, for example, go to Emojipedia, and search the word “wonder”. Then it will give you several options. So you can see with just one word, there are lots of emojis to choose from, to explain exactly what you imply!
Unicode adds new emojis all the time. A significant improvement to the emoji list, which had 2,823 emojis after its 2018 update, is to make the emojis more diverse. Since 2015, when Apple added five diverse emoji skin colours, people have been able to decide how to express themselves best. Many people asked for new emojis, and they are all ready to present whatever the audience expects from them.
There’s some history behind how Emojipedia chose the date to celebrate World Emoji Day. Check out the calendar emoji on Emojipedia. Can you see the date?
The code for each emoji is identical, but different platforms, like Twitter or Facebook, for example, design their emojis in diverse ways. When Emojipedia was deciding which day to hold World Emoji Day, only Apple was using a calendar emoji dated on 17 July. So they decided to celebrate emojis on 17 July. Apple chose that date as it was the time when Apple introduced its iCal calendar feature for Mac in 2002. Later on, other platforms have added dates to their calendar emojis. Facebook Messenger adds its launch date of 9 August. Twitter’s calendar emoji shows 21 March, the date Twitter created its company. It used to show Twitter’s launch date, which was 15 July, but that was too close to World Emoji Day’s date, hence they changed it.
So, if you want to send someone a message using emoji to celebrate World Emoji Day, Emojipedia has plenty to choose from. Whichever emojis you choose to celebrate, we wish you a Happy World Emoji Day!
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