Emoji Facts and Statistics for 2024

Last Updated on: January 8th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Emoji facts and statistics I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Emojis are small digital images or icons that are used to express emotions, ideas, or concepts in electronic communication, such as text messages, emails, and social media posts. They are typically represented as small, colorful icons or symbols and are used to add tone, humor, or emphasis to a message.

The origin of emojis can be traced back to Japan in the late 1990s, where they were first created by a mobile phone company called NTT DoCoMo. The original set of emojis included 176 icons that were designed to represent different emotions and concepts, such as a smiley face, a heart, and a sun.

Emojis became popular in Japan and were eventually adopted by other countries as mobile phones became more widespread. In 2011, Apple introduced an emoji keyboard for the iPhone, which helped to popularize them in the West. Today, emojis are available on a wide range of digital platforms and are used by millions of people around the world.

In recent years, emojis have evolved to include a wider range of symbols and images, including animals, food, sports, and more. They have also become more inclusive, with the addition of emojis that represent different races, genders, and cultures.

Overall, emojis have become a popular and widely used form of communication in the digital age, providing a fun and expressive way for people to communicate and connect with each other online.

Emoji Facts and Statistics

How many emoji are there:

3,664 official unicode emoji

Year when first emoji was created:

1998 or 1999

Official date of World Emoji Day:

July 17

Country of origin of emojis:


Percentage of US adult internet users that have used an emoji in social media or text messages:


Percentage of internet-using women that are frequent emoji users:


Percentage of internet-using men that are frequent emoji users:


Age group that are most frequent users of emoji:

25-29 year olds

Open rate for mobile push notifications that contain emojis:


Increase in mobile push notification open rate when they contain an emoji:


Increase in the number of mobile push notifications that contain emojis from 2015-16:


Number of People and/or Smiley emoji:

1,755 emoji

Number of Animals & Nature emoji:

127 emoji

Number of Food & Drink emoji:

121 emoji

Number of Travel & Places emoji:

210 emoji

Number of Activity emoji:

79 emoji

Number of Object emoji:

233 emoji

Number of Symbol emoji:

217 emoji

Number of Flag emoji:

268 emoji

Average number of emojis sent on Facebook each day:

60 million

Average number of emojis sent on Facebook Messenger each day:

5 billion

Amount the emoji movie earned at the box office:

$217 million

Emojis have evolved from simple pictograms to an integral part of our digital communication landscape. These lesser-known facts about emojis have shed light on their origins, popularity, and impact on our daily interactions. From their vast variety to their influence on messaging platforms and even the silver screen, emojis have transformed the way we express ourselves in the digital realm. So the next time you use an emoji, remember the fascinating story behind these small, vibrant icons that have become a language of their own.

Emoji Facts and Statistics 2023

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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. Most of these fun facts come from internet reports and may not be official tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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