Over the past couple of years, emoji have become extremely popular among smartphone, tablet, and PC users worldwide. These colourful smiley faces and icons are not only a lot of fun to use, but also present the perfect way for us to express our emotions. 🙂
Instagram wanted to find out just how much countries use emoji characters, and took a deeper look at this rising trend.
And the #1 Emoji User Is…
Finland! Namely, Instagram found out that this country uses emoji in over 60% of its text messages.
France came in second, at 50%, followed by the UK at 48%. Next in line was Germany, then Italy, Russia, Spain, Japan, the USA, and so on. For a more detailed report, you can head over to Instagram’s official Tumblr page.
Instagram also found out which emoji character is used the most in the world – the one with tears coming out of its eyes and with its mouth open. This doesn’t come as a big surprise, seeing that this smiley represents “lol”, “lmao”, and other acronyms used to depict laughter.
Which emoji is your favourite? 🙂0