10 Years of 😂🆚😭 on Twitter

10 Years of 😂🆚😭 on Twitter

The melee for emoji glory continues on Twitter, as the historically dominant 😂 Face with Tears of Joy and the 😭 Loudly Crying Face have once again swapped places.

This comes ten years to the month when 😂 Face with Tears of Joy first emerged as the platform's top emoji and one year since it first lost the top spot to 😭 Loudly Crying Face - the only emoji to ever supplant it.

Yes, just as it was this time last year, 😭 Loudly Crying Face is once again Twitter's top emoji - if only by the very slightest of margins. 🤏

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As we suggested could be the case earlier this year, neither 😂 Face with Tears of Joy nor 😭 Loudly Crying Face have definitively overtaken the other just yet, and it's entirely possible that the two trade places several more times throughout 2022.

This is a dramatically different situation than we've historically experienced on Twitter, as is shown in the graph below.

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While the declared cancellation of 😂 Face with Tears of Joy late last year was clearly an exaggeration, it's clear that this emoji is far from its 2019 peak.

Will 😂 Face with Tears of Joy ever recover its lost ground, or could a different emoji enter the mix and become the third even emoji to reach the Twitter top spot? (We're looking at you, ✨ Sparkles).

We here at Emojipedia will be sure to keep you updated.  📈

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