“Expressions get the best reflection with the help of emojis!”
With the emergence of the Internet, people were able to communicate faster. However, it is more than merely exchanging messages in today’s world. Users want to share their emotions through emoticons. Emoji is a small digital icon that is admired and no doubt has become an essential part of our conversations. When we are short of words or time, then we just use an emoji to express what we want to say. For every expression, there is an emoji. With constant evolution, it not only showcases human feelings but a lot more than that.
The first emoji was invented in 1999 by Shigetaka Kurita, an engineer working at Japanese mobile operator, NTT Docomo. He created 176 emojis for the release of the Japanese mobile phone operator. In 2010, emojis were finally standardized by the Unicode Consortium. Brands like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook could start creating emojis that would appear even if a message was shared from another operating system (Android or IOS).
A fun fact to know is Unicode 6.0 released the largest set of emojis; consisting of 994 emoticons including families, hearts, animals, food, city, clocks, country flags, etc.
Emojis have gained a positive response from users for making online communication fun and interesting. Along with its premium function of expressing emotions, it also portrays one’s physical health issues, beliefs, religious identity, and other crucial aspects. Irrespective of age, gender, and community, everyone connected to the Internet enjoy utilizing emojis.
Now that emojis are so popular and have made texting more convenient, we cannot think of a day without them. Wishing you a very Happy World Emoji Day!