Well, I don’t know if you’d call it official but according to Apple, the “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji is the most popular. The emoji shows as stuck between sobbing and laughing. It’s definitely perfect for expressing the highs and lows of life, at the same time. Whether you’re feeling down but your friend is making you laugh, or you’re doing the same for another friend, this emoji is your friend.
According to Apple, the “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji is the most popular among English-speaking iOS and Mac users in the United States. The iPhone maker published a chart showing the top emoji usage on its device, via MacRumors.
How did Apple gather this data exactly? It comes from an unexpected place: an overview about how Apple collects anonymized user data and analytics in iOS and macOS to help improve user experience. This data in return helps Apple bring better emoji suggestions for future use on the keyboard.
It’s not just Apple that says this emoji is most popular. If you head over to the Emoji Tracker website, you will see in real time that this emoji has the No. 1 spot across all social media usage, and by a fair margin too.
Is it your favorite emoji? Do you use it? I have to admit though, I do use it more often than anything else.