This is the most popular emoji

Face with tears of joy, the most popular emoji

Face with tears of joy, the most popular emoji


As shocking as it is, it's not a pile of poo: the most popular emoji is "Face with tears of joy".

The face torn before the ecstasy of laughter and the tragedy of tears turns out to be pretty good for expressing just about anything.

One important disclaimer: this is the most popular emoji amongst English-speaking users of iOS and Mac in the United States, and according to Apple's official data.

So... how did Apple come to disclose this? It turns out this valuable information is served in the company's privacy booklet focusing on why it is important for Apple to collect anonymized data and user analytics (to help suggest the most suitable emoji, of course!).

A scientific emoji ranking by popularity

A scientific emoji ranking by popularity


And here is how it ranked compared to all others. So, the only thing we're left wondering is... where is the poop emoji in this list?!

source: Apple

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9 Comments

1. TechDork

Posts: 400; Member since: May 10, 2010

Um...alright.

2. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It fits, I use that one a LOT.

3. nikhil23

Posts: 414; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I'm a normal guy with a day job. I sometimes I wonder if I could do something else which benefits society. If my work would make a difference and at that time I feel the work I'm doing is not real work and I feel almost useless. But thanks to people who are stupid enough to worry about this kind of stuff, I feel more confident.

4. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Now I can rest peacefully tonight knowing this information

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Thanks for this relevant news

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Poop just isn't all that popular anymore. Pooping is so 2015.

7. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

The new emojis on whatsapp are sooo great

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It took some five years, but there is finally, FINALLY a pie emoji. All is right with the world.

9. Chanmaxi

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

I didn't know how I could've continued on living if I haven't known this information.

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