Happy World Emoji Day 2023 - our 10th annual World Emoji Day celebration and Emojipedia 10th birthday! 🌎📅🥳
Here's a quick rundown of what's been happening as part of the global 2023 celebration - our biggest yet!
🆕 New Emojis
Emoji 15.1 is due for approval this September, and as is now tradition we here at Emojipedia have revealed our sample images showing examples of what might be on phones in 2023-2024.
Emoji 15.1 is to be released in September 2023 and will likely include a Phoenix, a Lime, two shaking heads, and many direction-specific people emojis— Emojipedia (@Emojipedia) July 13, 2023
Ahead of our 10th #WorldEmojiDay, here are sample designs for every emoji in the final draft list 👇https://t.co/CpdrIDlQGJ pic.twitter.com/49HURFazal
- 👀 Emojipedia coverage of when to expect new emojis on your phone
- 🖼 Emojipedia's Sample Images for how these might look
- 📑 Unicode Draft Emoji Chart for more implementation details
🔔 Opening the NYSE
Earlier today The New York Stock Exchange welcomed Zedge (NYSE American: ZDGE) - a global leader in creating platforms for digital self-expression (including Emojipedia!) to celebrate World Emoji Day.
To honor the occasion, Howard Jonas (our Vice Chairman) and Michael Jonas (our Executive Chairman) rang the famed Opening Bell.
💙 Conscious Alliance Partnership
As part of World Emoji Day 2023, Zedge is contributing to those in need by partnering with Conscious Alliance, a United States-based nonprofit hunger relief organization that unifies bands, brands, artists, and fans to collectively support communities in crisis.
📨 Telegram's Animated Telemojis
Telegram’s animated Telemoji emoji sticker designs are now available to view on Emojipedia. First launched in August of 2019 with just five emojis, the set has grown to over 600 animated designs.
📈 Statistics & Retrospectives
For another year running, we're delighted to announce that global emoji use is at a record-breaking rate, with over 26% of all tweets containing at least one emoji in 2023.
We also graphed the top emojis across different popular categories, such as the smiley emojis shown below.
We also outlined 10 of the biggest celebrity-emoji associations since Emojipedia's founding.
🏆 World Emoji Awards
The 2023 World Emoji Awards results are in, and here are all the winners!
- The Most Anticipated New Emoji from the Emoji 15.1 draft list is the 🙂↔️ Head Shaking Horizontally, with the 🍋🟩 Lime and 🐦🔥 Phoenix Bird coming in second and third place respectively.
After hundreds of votes, you've helped chose the 🏆 #MostAnticipatedEmoji.— World Emoji Awards 🗳🌍🏆 (@EmojiAwards) July 17, 2023
Head Shaking Horizontally is the new emoji you're most looking forward to using. ✨
good choice gang! 🙌
Learn more about this emoji here: https://t.co/Mzqgpecx0t pic.twitter.com/Jw5eyd1h8W
just revealing ✨ award winning ✨ emoji on live TV. no biggy pic.twitter.com/8WS4difbFS— World Emoji Day 📅 (@WorldEmojiDay) July 17, 2023
The 🤣 Rolling on the Floor Laughing emoji has received this year's Lifetime Achievement Award for being the most popular new emoji added over the last 10 years, as well as being the #2 emoji in the world in 2023.
Ok, this is the big one. The #LifetimeAchievement award for 2023 goes to:— World Emoji Awards 🗳🌍🏆 (@EmojiAwards) July 17, 2023
✉️ opens envelope
⏱️ dramatic pause...
The 'Rolling on Floor Laughing' emoji: 🤣
A big fan favourite, the most popular new emoji added over the last decade, and still the #2 emoji globally. pic.twitter.com/U2lMmjX2VF
Finally, the Most 2023 Emoji is the Melting Face, defeating the 2023 Most Popular New Emoji winner the Pink Heart in the final. This means that for the first time ever we have had the same emoji win this same award two years in a row, as Melting Face was also our Most 2022 Emoji.
We have a winner!— World Emoji Awards 🗳🌍🏆 (@EmojiAwards) July 17, 2023
The #Most2023Emoji is: Melting Face
This emoji, with its distorted smile, has a sarcastic charm you all clearly love.
It's used literally to talk about extreme heat, and metaphorically for embarrassing moments, such as shame, dread, or feeling overwhelmed. pic.twitter.com/MAsouPh6iX
👀 More on World Emoji Day
To see even more of what's been happening, check out the #WorldEmojiDay hashtag on your social platform of choice. Here are just some examples of all the fun different people and businesses have been having as part of our global celebrations!
Guess the July and August movies from a one emoji clue for #WorldEmojiDay 🔎— Fandom (@getFANDOM) July 17, 2023
It’s World Emoji Day – can you decipher the characters? pic.twitter.com/wxCFJi6K6D— James Bond (@007) July 17, 2023
🍪🍫🥦🍽️🌮 https://t.co/lyG4VxEasb— Cookie Monster (@MeCookieMonster) July 17, 2023
Additionally, check out the official World Emoji Day accounts:
- World Emoji Day on Twitter
- World Emoji Awards on Twitter
- World Emoji Day on Instagram
- World Emoji Day on Facebook
- World Emoji Day on TikTok
...and of course the websites: