Emojis are here to stay. In fact, pretty much every age group uses emojis now. Whether you’re a Gen Z or a grandparent of a Gen Z, you’ve probably used emojis on a regular basis. So, which emojis can make people like you? Okay, these aren’t guarantied to win homecoming court or anything. But, these emojis tend to be the ones that personally make me happy, and they’re among the most popular emojis that people use, too.
Adobe’s most recent emoji report, the “Future of Creativity: 2022 U.S. Emoji Trend Report,” released last fall, surveyed 5,000 emoji users from the United States. They discovered that the emojis enhances “our everyday lives, especially when it comes to self-expression, relationship building, and mental health. The versatility of emoji allows for endless possibilities to connect with each other, as their meanings evolve and inclusivity expands.”
Paul D. Hunt, typeface designer and font developer at Adobe, and Kamile Demir, computer scientist at Adobe and Adobe representative on the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, discussed their emoji thoughts on the new report. “Emoji give people the resources they need to be able to express themselves and show their emotions, whether it be on social media or messaging apps. They allow people to convey more than just words on a screen and connect more deeply to others,” Demir said.
One other reason why emojis are so popular is because the online connection can be very cold. Hence, emojis give a human aspect to those online and digital communications. “When we spend so much time behind screens, those desires increase without the in-person markers of tone, facial expressions, and body language,” Adobe states. Emojis help bring emotion and life to an otherwise very stale form of conversation. Ready to get your emoji on? Read on for some facts about emojis and what emojis are most popular- and could make people like you more.