These Are The Most Used Emojis In Australia
Emojis have almost become their own language, and the ones us Aussies use the most says a lot about who we are.
As it turns out, when it comes to those of us who live here, we have a good sense of humour with our favourite and most used emoji being, drum roll... the face with tears of joy.
The face with tears of joy is the favourite of 31 per cent of Aussies and is the most used by 32 per cent. So it's safe to say we like it a lot.
With a picture being worth a thousand words, it's no surprise we rely on emojis a lot to communicate when we are texting, with two in five of us using emojis and a small 10 per cent of us even using them with our bosses.
The findings were reported by Tech Toppers and were released for World Emoji day, which is today.
Below are some of their other findings related to New South Wales:
- NSW's favourite (31%) and most used (30%) emoji is the face with tears of joy
- NSW finds the pile of poo (22%) the most offensive emoji
- NSW's favourite food/drink emoji is the clinking beer mugs (22%)
- NSW uses emojis with most messages or emails (43%)
- NSW are most likely to send emojis to their friends (86%)
- NSW send emojis for fun (59%)
When it comes to the most offensive emoji, we apparently don't like to receive the pile of poo with 23 per cent of us taking it personally. And our favourite food or drink emoji is the clinking beer mugs at 23 per cent.
In perhaps the most relatable finding, we use emojis to soften the blow of a difficult message (31 per cent) and we also send them to come across as more friendly (49 per cent).
If you're an emoji lover, we have some good news too. Today Apple announced a selection of new emojis are coming to celebrate the day. 59 new emoji designs will be available with a free software update for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.
They will include more inclusion and diversity in the holding hand emoji and disability themed emojis such as a guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg.
Some emojis are getting new updates such as a new smiley face for yawning, a one-piece swimsuit, new food items including a waffle, falafel, butter and garlic, and new animals like the sloth, flamingo, orangutan and skunk.
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