Emojis are part of our everyday lives and created a new and fun way to communicate visually so why not celebrate them? Today is World Emoji Day.
And why July 17 you ask? That’s the date shown on the calendar emoji.
On Facebook Messenger more than 900 million emojis are sent every day without text while 700 million are used on Facebook posts every day.
The most used emoji on Twitter is the face with tears of joy emoji .
Apple has unveiled 59 new emoji designs that will be available with the iOS 13, iPadOS and watch OS 6 updates.
These will include the new smiley face for yawning, a one-piece swimsuit along with new food items like a waffle, a falafel and butter and garlic.
There are new animals as well that Apple will be introducing including the sloth, flamingo, orangutan and the skunk.
There will also be a major update to the holding hands emoji used to represent couples and relationships.
Now users will be able to select any combination of skin tones and gender to personalise the emoji and opening up more than 75 possible combinations.
Following a proposal to the Unicode Committee, Apple will also introduce more disability themed emojis which will include a new guide dog, and ear with a hearing aid, a wheelchair and a prosthetic arm and leg.