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Apple revealed which emoji Americans use the most

  • Zoë Schlanger
By Zoë Schlanger

Environment reporter

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

If you live in the US and speak English, chances are the “face with tears of joy” emoji is always in the recently-used section of your emoji keyboard.

Apple revealed that the laugh-crying face 😂 is the most-used emoji for that group by a large margin, followed by the heart and the straight-up crying emoji. That insight was published in a report by Apple about how the company uses anonymized data collection.


As the Verge points out, the emoji also takes the top slot by a wide margin on emojitracker, a site that monitors global emoji use on Twitter.

Whether deployed out of exasperation or true delight, “face with tears of joy” seems to capture something that unites us.

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