Emoji Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Emoji statistics and facts 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.

How many emoji are there:

3,019 official unicode emoji

Last updated 4/9/19


Year when first emoji was created:

1998 or 1999


Official date of World Emoji Day:

July 17


Country of origin of emojis:

Japan


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

48.9%

Last updated 2/2015


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

78%

Last updated 9/30/15


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

60%

Last updated 9/30/15


Age group that are most frequent users of emoji:

25-29 year olds

Last updated 10/14/15


Most tweeted emoji to date:

Tears of Joy (14.5 billion mentions)

Last updated 3/20/16


Percentage of Instagram comments that contain an emoji:

nearly half

Last updated 5/2/15


Annual increase in emoji usage in marketing messages:

775%

Last updated 3/24/16


Estimated number of emoji-containing mobile messages that were sent by brands in June 2015:

145 million messages


Estimated number of emoji-containing mobile messages that were sent by brands in June 2016:

814 million messages


Open rate for mobile push notifications that contain emojis:

4.51%

Last updated 2/27/17


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

85%

Last updated 2/27/17


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

163%


Number of People and/or Smiley emoji:

1,755 emoji

Last updated 4/9/19


Number of Animals & Nature emoji:

127 emoji

Last updated 4/9/19


Number of Food & Drink emoji:

121 emoji

Last updated 4/9/19


Number of Travel & Places emoji:

210 emoji

Last updated 4/9/19


Number of Activity emoji:

79 emoji

Last updated 4/9/19


Number of Object emoji:

233 emoji

Last updated 4/9/19


Number of Symbol emoji:

217 emoji

Last updated 4/9/19


Number of Flag emoji:

268 emoji

Last updated 4/9/19


Average number of emojis sent on Facebook each day:

60 million

Last updated 7/17/17


Average number of emojis sent on Facebook Messenger each day:

5 billion

Last updated 7/17/17


Amount the emoji movie earned at the box office:

$217 million

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Emoji stats are based on news reports and not official company 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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