SwiftKey's emoji report shows Americans love sending Pizza and iPhones; new iOS emoji are live

SwiftKey's emoji report shows Americans love sending Pizza and iPhones; new iOS emoji are live
Third party QWERTY app SwiftKey is always one of the most downloaded apps every year. With over 800 emoji available to users, we'd say that the guys and gals at SwiftKey know a thing or two about these characters. The company recently sorted through more than 1 billion individual pieces of data to come up with some interesting information about the use of emoji in different countries.

While the kind folks at SwiftKey allowed us to embed the complete report, which you will find south of the last paragraph, we'd like to point out some of the strange and yet compelling information found in the study. For example, Canadians use the poop emoji more than any other country. This could be a comment about so many different things. We don't want to be rude, so we shall move on.

Anyone who has watched a Pepe Le Pew cartoon knows that the French are known for being romantic. Perhaps that is why people who speak French use the heart emoji more than four times as much as other languages. It is the only language where the smiley emoji is not the most widely used character. Overall though, Russians speakers use romantic emoji more than three times as much as those who speak another language.

Lastly, Americans are the most LGBT. No country uses these emojis as much. In addition, SwiftKey found that Americans lead the way in sending emojis of a turkey leg, an eggplant, the iPhone, a baseball, a basketball and a slice of pizza. Hmm.

On the subject of SwiftKey and emojis, some new characters are now available for iOS users following the latest update to the app. New emoji includes the Vulcan hand sign (Live Long and Prosper) and Apple's new diverse/flag/family emoji. SwiftKey is a freemium app that will cost iOS and Android users nothing to download. There are some in-app purchases that you can choose from that might improve your typing experience.

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source: SwiftKey

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10 Comments

1. Browndynamite

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 01, 2015

I'm surprised that they are not sending gun emoji's. *pew pew pew pew pew 'Muricaaa

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol I would give you more green thumbs if I could. Great comment. Lol

5. waddup121 unregistered

lmao trueeeee!

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

That's an old redneck stereotype.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You and I both know it doesn't just apply to so called"rednecks", it is allover the place. The police alone are enough evidence for America's excessive use of guns.

3. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm thinking that swiftkey should be quiet about things like this. What is next, release a study showing the most used passwords people type? Or sentences most people cheating on their spouses use. Ive used swiftkey from the time they released their first app. Now I'm second guessing about them keeping our inputs quiet.

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yes, this is uncool, and they will never see time on any of my devices again.

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I guarantee they are currently thinking "let's do a report on rob5150", that would be better than watching paint dry.

10. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

this is hardly a breach of anyone's privacy and is actually pretty fascinating. i guarantee a lot of manufacturers, service providers, and app makers can collect this kind of data. if you want to avoid companies tracking even what you are saying, you are going to have to delete your usage of anything connected to the internet/a phone network, not just an app. that is sort of the reality we live in right now. most of us are protected by the fact that our lives are completely mundane and uninteresting. so rather than freaking out about it, vote for laws and politicians who will protect freedoms and pursue foreign and regulatory policies that increase the overall wellbeing and happiness of citizens and also improve relationships with other countries. then having this kind of information will stay as it is now where it is mostly just companies using it for ever more insidious advertising rather than governments using it to control their people.

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

What the point in sending an emoji of an iphone, i just find it weird that its one of the most used emojis, it seems so useless. but i guess ppl that have iphones like to send emojis about their iphone.

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